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Companion plants for Meyer Lemon tree

Are there any plants that can be planted on the topsoil of a potted Meyer lemon tree that would be beneficial to the tree?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,833
    edited January 2019
    Hello Gavirz. As you say your lemon tree is potted it is probably best not to plant anything in the same pot as the plants will compete for water and nutrients.
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,587
    There are quite a few good companion plants that attract predators of citrus pests or repel the pests themselves. Heres a good list on this site:

    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/plants-can-used-companion-lemon-tree-63757.html

    Most of these would be better planted nearby rather than in the pot, as Ladybird4 says, they will compete too much with the lemon and plants like fennel and borage would quickly swamp it. I would think you could safely plant a few marigolds (tagetes) in the pot if there is room, the chemicals released from the roots as well as the smell of the flowers combine to form a good pest repellent.
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