Lemon Aspen Plant - Large

2-3 Years Old / Cutting / 60-80cm Height / 200mm Pot

Lemon Aspen, also known as ‘rainforest lemon’, is a native Australian rainforest tree. There are two distinct species of Lemon Aspen. Acronychia acidula or ‘True Lemon Aspen’ is native to tropical North Queensland and the Atherton Tablelands. Acronychia imperforata, is known as ‘Fraser Island Apple’ is native to Fraser Island, but also grows along the coast from New South Wales to Northern Queensland.

Lemon Aspen is an attractive, medium-sized tree with large glossy leaves that bears delightful edible white-green coloured fruits with a strong, acidic lemon flavour and notes of spice and eucalyptus. Fraser Island Apple are bright yellow in colour with a sweet and tart flavour.

The fruit can be eaten raw or used to give a citrus kick in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes, including jams, chutneys, dressings, sauces, cordials, juices, desserts, sorbets, and seasonings for meat, seafood and veggie dishes.


This category of Lemon Aspen is grown from a cutting, 2 – 3 years old, and 60 – 80cm in height. Trees will come in 150 – 200mm pots.

We provide a live plant guarantee. We will accept replacements or refunds for plants that are damaged or have died in transit. Claims must be made within 24 hours of receipt of shipment. See the FAQs section on how to make a claim.  

Please note: Plant photos are reference images only. There will be variations depending on the season and there may be differences in colour, size and shape.

Plant Info

Botanical Name: Acronychia acidula Acronychia imperforata

Plant Type: Small to medium evergreen tree.

Foliage: Large, glossy dark green leaves.

Mature Height: 12 – 15m in rainforest conditions, 6 – 7m otherwise.  

Climate: Sub-tropical, tropical.

Position: Full sun sheltered from strong winds and frost.

Frost Tolerance: Mature trees tolerate light frost.

Drought Tolerance: Mature trees are drought tolerant.

Soil: Moist, well-drained loamy soil.

Water: Moderate watering

Fertiliser: Organic, slow-release citrus fertiliser in spring.

Flowering: Small white flowers appear between summer and early autumn.

Fruiting: Through autumn and winter.

Storage: Lemon Aspen fruit is highly perishable and needs to be refrigerated within 24 – 48 hours of harvest. They will store for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator and up to 2 years in the freezer.

Pots: Suitable for pots. 

Care Guide

CLICK HERE for a comprehensive guide on caring for your Lemon Aspen tree, including planting, watering, fertilising, pruning, harvesting, and more.


Lemon Aspens are medium-sized edible feature trees and make a beautiful addition to gardens or as street trees. They grow well in pots and can also be grown as a hedge if pruned regularly to maintain size.

Lemon Aspen fruit has a fresh, spicy citrus aroma and a strong grapefruit lemon taste. The fruit can be eaten raw or used in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes, including:

  • Jams
  • Chutneys
  • Relishes
  • Dressings
  • Sauces
  • Cordials
  • Beverages
  • Desserts
  • Sorbets
  • Seasoning for meats, seafood, veggie & rice dishes

I live in a cold climate. Can I still grow Lemon Aspen?

While its natural range is tropical, Lemon Aspen seems to tolerate quite low temperatures and mild frost. However, if you live in a cold climate we recommend protecting it during winter.

How long will it take to fruit?

Lemon Aspen take 5+ years to produce fruit.

My plant arrived damaged/dead. Can I get a refund?

We have a strict 24-hour return policy for all live plant products.

We will take the utmost care preparing your plant for transit. However, if your plant arrives damaged or dead, please get in contact with us.

To be eligible for a refund or replacement you must send a photo to within 24 hours of receiving your plant(s) including a description of the damage. 

Why doesn’t my plant look exactly like the one in the pictures?

As a condition of purchase, you accept that the plant shown in the image is not the same plant you will receive. These are reference images and there may be variations in size, colour and shape. We do not accept returns or refunds for plants that are not identical to the one pictured.


We endeavour to fulfil orders as quickly as possible. Orders are typically dispatched within 2 – 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays). For live plant orders, we will avoid shipping just before weekends or holidays to avoid delays in transit.

There is a flat rate shipping fee of $30 for a single plant. Then, $20 per extra plant.

Due to biosecurity laws, we are unable to ship live plants to Western Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory or internationally. If your delivery address is in one of these areas, you will not be able to complete your order.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Nic Ruscoe (Queensland, Australia)
Beautiful plant

We ordered our plants from Bush Harvest Co and couldn’t be happier. The plants arrived well packaged and cared for. We followed Bush Harvest Co “how to” on taking care of the plants when they arrived. After a short period of acclimation the plants are now thriving and it won’t be long before they will be planted for them to flourish into trees.
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