Lemon
Citrus limon 'Variegated Pink Eureka'

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrus (SIT-rus) (Info)
Species: limon (LEE-mon) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegated Pink Eureka

Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Exeter, California

Fresno, California

Indio, California

Mountain View, California

San Anselmo, California

San Leandro, California

San Mateo, California

Brooksville, Florida

Deltona, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Agana Heights, Guam

Bastrop, Louisiana

Natchez, Mississippi

North Augusta, South Carolina

Baytown, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Plano, Texas

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 3, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I bought it as a var. Meyer's lemon but I've since learned it is a Eureka lemon. What a wonderful tree this is. Fragrant as all get out and a good producer right from the start. I had two, but lost one to excessive moisture; actually, an undetected pipe leak. Dying tree is what clued us to the problem. Mine is planted inground, full sun, and I trim in early spring, hoping to maintain it no taller than 10ft.

Positive

On Mar 4, 2006, Pagancat from (Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

The lemons are merely frosting on the cake of this beautiful plant - everything you expect from citrus - wonderfully scented blooms and evergreen leaves, but the variegation of the leaves is gorgeous as well.