Lemon trees can thrive under the right conditions. It can be beneficial to plant things under lemon trees to prevent weeds and to yield more fertile soil. Some plants that are good for planting under lemon trees include herbs like basil, rosemary, cilantro and thyme. Marigolds and petunias are both really good for pest deterrents. Lastly, some flowering options that help prevent mealybugs include yarrow or black eyed susans.
- There are many partner flavors in the herb family as well as several ornamental and edible trees and shrubs that can contribute to a Mediterranean feel in the landscape and make excellent lemon tree understory plants.
- Almost any plant that thrives in full sun, well-drained soil, and warm temperatures most of the year can make great lemon tree companions.
- There are many plants to grow under lemon trees that will answer a host of uses while beautifying the garden bed.
“The “kitchen” garden is simply an easily accessed home grocery store.”