Citrus limon 'Eureka'
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 grower to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Intermittently, year-round.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Repeat Flowering|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, 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.|
|Key Feature||Edible Fruit|
Provide well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 10