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Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon

Citrus limon 'Eureka Variegated Pink'

Excellent patio or container plant! Attractive sparkling variegated leaves and pinkish new growth backs bright yellow fruit. Produces abundance of juicy, market-quality lemons year round. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationSIT-rus LEE-mon
LoreOddly 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeYear-round
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

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