Location: Canyon Heights
Native to: Asia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Broadleaf evergreen flowering tree native to Southern Asia. Cultivated since early times the lemon along with the orange arrived in California with the Spanish padres. Juvenile leaves are often purple, but turn a dark green when mature. Petiole of the lemon leaf does not have leaf wings or extenisons as do most of the other citrus species. This species grows slowly, and seldom becomes very tall, but routine pruning for shape is necessary.
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