Meyer lemons are believed to be a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange. The fruit is about the size of an orange with a smooth, deep yellow peel. Because the peel is thin and lacking in a thick, bitter pith, the whole lemon (minus the seeds) can be used.
The tree reaches 6 to 10 feet (2-3 m.) in height with dark green shiny leaves . Pruning keeps it more manageable with a fuller appearance. Flowers are white with a purple base and fragrant. It is self-pollinating, which means you need only one tree in order to get fruit.
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11 where this small citrus tree will grow well in sandy, neutral, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. It has the best winter hardiness of any of the lemon-type fruits