Lisbon has the most thorns of all the Lemons, however it makes up for this with its heavy crop of medium size fruit. Vigorous tree with thick foliage.
Performs best in a warm full sun position and is happy in most soil types as long as it has good drainage. Limes can be attacked by citrus scale and leaf miner, use appropriate treatment if detected. Prevent insect attack by growing in ideal conditions. Fertilise in spring and late summer with high nitrogen fertiliser.
Popular in Australian backyards, especially Mediterranean gardens. Plant with Oleander, Osmanthus, Olives and Lavender and other Mediterranean favourites. Height to 6m.