• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Edible
    Blooms:
    Year-round
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus LEE-mon
    Plant type:Citrus
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Year-round
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleMediterranean, Tropical
    Design IdeasThis large vigorous lemon makes a fine small scale shade tree or an accent with high degree of fragrance and fruit color. Grow in a citrus orchard or insert into existing landscape. Great long range focal point or position to screen off undesirable land uses with it's evergreen foliage.
    Companion PlantsPlay off the creamy variegation and pink new growth of this Citrus with the profusely flowering ChicaTM Pink Dwarf Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Monink'), Ivory Jade Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Ivory Jade'), an evergreen shrub with white margins on its rich green leaves, and the lovely vine Alice Du Pont Mandevilla (Mandevilla x amabilis 'Alice du Pont'), with its display of pink trumpet-like flowers.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The Eureka lemon was developed in California where mild frost free coastal climate could support a more tender cultivar. Genus Citrus originates in Asia. Twelfth century Arab traders introduced them to Spain and from there it spread to the California missions. It is this early mission fruit that became the breeding stock for many of our contemporary commercial varieties.
    Lore:
    Oddly enough, the Romans did obtain citrus, probably the citron and grew them in Sicily and Naples. This is documented by fruit was sent as a tribute to the Normans in 1003 AD.