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Instead of an ordinary small evergreen tree
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Julie Chai

Instead of an ordinary small evergreen tree

Plant: A lemon tree for juice and zest year-round.

How to grow: Plant in spring after frost has passed but before summer heat kicks in. ‘Improved Meyer’ grows to 12 feet; on dwarf rootstock, it will be about half the standard height. Zones 8, 9, 12–24, H1, H2.

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