Not the usual fare for HUKD but I have just received one of these and the quality was superb - Thought I would share for anyone interested.
For those of you 'down south' you may get away with it outside (care in winter!), although I bought this for the conservatory, where it will be year round. The lemon blossom smell is georgeous and I already have loads of lemons on the way!. These are not ornamental - it is the real thing - great for putting in drinks in the late summer onwards.
Came securely boxed by courier and was much bigger than I thought (7 litre). This to my mind is a bargain at the price and a much better specimen than I have seen at any garden centre. Great deals on Bay trees and other items for the green fingered among you!
Safety - has some small thorns which may not be great for very small children.
Delivery on this item is £5.95 but with voucher comes to the price shown. I think there is also 10% Quidco for this vendor - possibly bringing it to around the £22. mark ! Hope some of you may find this of interest.
Position: full sun
Soil: moist but well-drained, slightly acidic soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: April to July
Hardiness: tender to frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Glossy oval leaves set off this plant's fragrant white, star-shaped flowers that open from red-tinted buds throughout the summer. They are followed by bright yellow lemons up to 10cm long. A compact, large shrub that is best grown in a potwhere it can be placed in a frost-free place in winter