Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8 ft. pruned
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- November - March
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Citrus limon 'Eureka'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX
Makes a Fine Shade Tree or Accent!
- Grow your own fruit!
- Dwarf Sized for Easy Picking
- Drought Tolerant
The top choice for growing juicy lemons on your patio.
The Eureka Lemon Tree is the most popular among homeowners who grow their own citrus fruit. Easily grow bushels of lemons- great for lemonade or adding a sweet flavor to your meals.
The Eureka Lemon is such an easy tree to grow. It is drought tolerant & easily adaptable to many soils and conditions. You don't need to spray scary chemicals because it isn't prone to pests and disease.
Your harvest of abundant lemons is free because you grew it right at home.
Imagine the culinary delights you will be able to create using fresh lemon zest and oils with your chemical-free citrus fruit.
The citrus blossoms on this tree are both fragrant and beautiful. Enjoy it's intoxicating fragrance on your patio when you host company.
If you live where winters won't allow your Eureka lemon to survive outdoors, simply put your potted tree in front of a sunny window during cold seasons. Then, in late spring, white flowers cover the tree. These blooms are followed by huge fruit.
This lemon tree grow up to 12 feet tall and make a fine small shade tree or accent in your yard.
The lemon tree grows best in zones 8-11 when planted in your yard.
It is easy to keep this beautiful lemon tree to your desired height. Simply trim off the top when it gets too tall.
And it's as easy to enjoy the fruit as it is to grow it. Pick a bundle right off the branches of your Eureka lemon tree.
Pull out that juicer from the back of the cabinet and make some real lemonade!
Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon Tree Pollination
Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Arrived in good shape a few weeks ago. It's dormant at the moment but looking forward for it's first growth spurt and cant wait for those pink fruits!
Love my pink lemonade citrus tree
Absolutely love my variegated lemon tree again no damage no yellow leaves nor broken branches fast shipping excellent packaging and cannot wait for my pink lemons
Tree arrived in great condition included instructions on planting and seems to have transferred to being put in the ground with no problems. Would give 5 stars but that will have to wait for the first lemon. '
Amazing....it's grown a foot in a month...it's beautiful and has a lot of growing lemons I can't wait to taste ...
I have been impressed with every part of my experience. My tree came early and it was in perfect health. It started to flower almost immediately. I will be shopping with fast-growing trees again.
Planting & Care
The Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon Tree (Citrus limon 'Eureka') is a moderately fast growing, semi-dwarf citrus tree that is drought tolerant and great for fitting in smaller areas. It is commonly grown outside in USDA growing zones 8-11 but is also good for potting to be brought indoors during the colder seasons. The Variegated Eureka is outstanding for lemonades and great for a sweet, citrusy flavor to your meals. The Variegated is a full sun lover and will mature to a height of 8-12 feet tall and about 6-8 feet wide. A fantastic addition for any citrus enthusiast!
Seasonal Information: Eureka Lemon trees will do best in warmer climates as it is classified as a tropical plant. Zones 8 to 11 are ideal for outdoor planting. However, if you do experience cold winters, plant your Eureka Lemon tree in a container and bring it inside for the fall and winter seasons. We recommend planting in Spring through Fall for outdoors since they are sensitive to colder temperatures.
Selecting a location: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight, 6-8 hours per day is best. They can tolerate some shade, but thrive in full sun. You'll want to ensure trees are spaced 6-10 feet apart if planting more than one. These trees also do better in areas with high humidity so you may also need to create humidity for your tree by misting the leaves daily with water. Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity but placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant will feed humidity to the tree as the water evaporates.
Planting Directions (in Ground): If you are located in zones 8-11 and your winter temperatures stay consistently warm, your Eureka Lemon will do well being planting outside in the ground. Be sure the area has well draining soil.
1) Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root system.
2) Place the tree in the hole and back fill it with your sandy, well-draining, acidic soil. If you have clay soil, try amending it with sand, stone, perlite or fine potting soil.
3) Tamp the soil down as you back fill the hole to cut back on any pockets from forming.
4) After planting, be sure to give your Eureka Lemon tree a deep watering for about 5 minutes. Mulching around the tree will help insulate the roots and keep your plant warm in the colder winter months as well.
Planting Instructions (potted): If your winter temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees, plant your tree in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside in the winter. A planter with built-in casters is a good choice so it can easily be moved. Choose a pot slightly larger than what it was shipped in that has plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil preferably recommended for acid loving citrus plants.
1) Fill your pot halfway with soil. Remove the tree from it's original pot and gently place it in the potting soil.
2) Fill in around the tree with the remainder of the potting soil but be sure not to cover the grafted area of the tree. Leave about an inch from the soil surface to the rim of the pot for easy watering.
3) Lightly pack down the soil. Immediately after planting, give your tree a deep watering until it flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot.
4) Place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a south-facing window, where it is going to get plenty of sunlight. Supplement with a grow light if it will not receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. You may also need to create humidity for your tree by placing the pot on a saucer of pebbles or misting the leaves daily with water.
Watering: Eureka Lemons do not like wet feet. Be sure to give your tree a deep watering so that it can penetrate into the root system. After watering, allow the top 2-3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Yellowing and droopy leaves is a common sign of overwatering while brown, dry leaves are a sign of under watering. Mulching can help retain the soil moisture and also combat competing grasses/weeds.
For potted Eureka Lemons, stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels more dry at that depth. When ready to water, stop once you see it escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.
Pollination assistance: You can pollinate your indoor trees by hand since most people do not keep a healthy bee population within their home. Simply take a small, dry, fine tipped paint brush and stick it into the center of the bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated. Do this once daily and don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The bloom will fall of naturally and the fruit will begin to form.
Fertilization: Feed your Eureka Lemon tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus specific fertilizer once every six weeks. Espoma Citrus Tone is highly recommended but any organic fertilizer specifically for citrus should suffice. This will help keep your tree on a healthy growth cycle but also replenish the nutrients in the soil. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2-3 months. Once the tree has matured a bit and has got a few years on it, you can skip the cold season fertilization. The same fertilizing regimen should be followed for potted Eureka Lemon trees as well. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.
Pruning: Pruning can be done at any time of the year for in ground planted Eureka Lemons except in the winter. Make 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light to flow between the branches. “Leggy” looking branches may indicate that there is not enough light getting to the tree’s interior. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree. Remove suckers as they form/grow from the base as they will steal away nutrients from the primary trunk of the tree. Pruning can be done at any time of the year for the potted Eureka Lemon.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|