Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon
Citrus limon 'Eureka Variegated Pink'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIT-rus LEE-mon|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Play 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