Bring a slice of the Mediterranean into your home or greenhouse with our citrus plants which are also known as citrus trees. With a delectable range of trees to choose from, our citrus trees are bursting with colourful juicy fruits. We stock a wide range of citrus trees including lemon trees, lime trees and orange trees. If you can’t decide, you can also pick up one of our a delightful trios of citrus trees. Each citrus variety is supplied at heights between 20cm and 60cm. Your plant will arrive potted ready for you to choose the ideal spot for your citrus tree to thrive. Purchase citrus plants at Gardeners Dream and receive free delivery on UK mainland orders. We also stock various products to maintain your indoor plants as well as the rest of your garden on our website.
Most people don’t realise it’s possible to grow citrus trees such as lemon, lime or orange trees in the UK. However, by opting for a citrus tree from our house plants selection, you will find trees that are much more adapted to the British climate.
Citrus trees make for a wonderful addition to any house plant selection, especially if you are looking to add some colour, or even add to your fruit tree collection. Likewise, citrus trees also make for a thoughtful gift especially for housewarming presents.
Thinking of purchasing a citrus tree? Here is an overview of how to look after a citrus tree, along with what to expect over their lifespan to guide you.
Calamondin Orange Tree
Citrus Trios (Lemon, Lime & Orange)
Conservatories (or similar sunny spots)
Keep in mind that fruit trees require 8-12 hours of sunlight per day. This makes them best suited to sunny areas, particularly south facing areas within your home.
In the summer months, it’s possible to place your citrus tree outside. However, fruit trees will need to be brought inside when the weather cools. Alternatively, you can place a horticultural fleece over a citrus tree to prevent frost.
All citrus trees have different growth rates which you’ll find details of on each product listing. Citrus trees can have an ultimate height of 4m and a spread up to 2.5m when they reach full maturity. However, the growth rate of citrus trees is slow making them easy to maintain so long as you follow any care instructions.
Citrus trees thrive best in full sun, in moist, well-drained loamy soil. This variety also likes acidic soil.
As fruit producing plants, citrus plants require careful attention to ensure they thrive.
Starting with watering, citrus trees need year round watering with rainwater. In the summer months especially, the pots can dry out so do keep an eye on the watering as your plants may require an extra top up.
Citrus trees will also need feeding with a specialised citrus fertiliser such as our Citrus Feed Concentrate. This is to ensure your plants remain healthy and nourished, giving them the ability to produce that delicious ripe fruit.
Another aspect to look out for with citrus trees is humidity, as this variety prefers humid conditions. It’s possible to group several plants together to raise humidity. Plants can also be misted in the summer to avoid scorched leaves.
In the winter, citrus trees normally experience a ‘winter leaf drop’. This is normal, and new growth in the form of buds will start to appear in the spring.
We’ve answered some of the most common questions about citrus plants below.
Yes, citrus plants do prefer an acidic soil but only just, with the ideal pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Citrus plants also like soil or compost that is well watered but that also has good drainage.
You might be surprised to learn that citrus plants also enjoy a morning cup of Joe. Coffee grounds can add plenty of nutrients to the soil including calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen and zinc. Do be sure to also pick up our citrus fertiliser to ensure your citrus plants are getting all the nutrients they need.
As with many plant varieties, citrus trees are not designed to be ingested by our pets, especially lemon trees. We recommend keeping your citrus trees out of reach of cats and dogs. If this is not possible, please check out our other indoor plants to find a more suitable variety.
A citrus fruit tree such as lemon tree can be a rewarding plant to care for. Choose a well drained potting mix designed for citrus trees, and keep the plant well watered. Also ensure your lemon tree is placed in a sunny spot where it will receive only partial shade. Our summer citrus feed can also boost the nutrients your lemon tree receives. Most citrus trees prefer a humid environment.
Despite our colder temperatures, it is indeed possible to grow citrus plants in England. Our citrus trees are indoor plants, although it's possible to place citrus trees outside in the warmer months. The key is to protect citrus trees in colder weather to keep them frost free.
As noted above, growing citrus plants in the UK is perfectly possible so long as you follow the care instructions we'll provide. Some of the trees that produce fruit that you can grow in the UK include limes, lemons and oranges.
Lime trees prefer to be placed in full sun. As our citrus trees are indoor trees, this can include environments such as south facing conservatories, kitchens or living rooms. If you have an unheated greenhouse, then lime trees can also thrive in such environments too. Other citrus plants may vary, so do check our product listings for further information.
Yes, terracotta pots are excellent containers for most plants. The material of terracotta is porous and this helps the roots of your plants to breathe.