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Citrus x limon 'Eureka Pink Variegated' (Lemon)

Lemon 'Eureka Pink Variegated', Eureka Pink Variegated Lemon, Pink Lemonade Lemon


A sport of the popular Eureka lemon, Citrus x limon 'Eureka Pink Variegated' is a medium-sized, evergreen tree prized for its variegated foliage and round fruits. When young, the fruit are covered with green and creamy-yellow stripes. When fully ripe, the stripes fade, and the rind turns creamy-yellow with distinct pink oil glands. The flesh is pale pink when mature, low-seeded, and very acidic. Great for fresh lemon zest and for cooking, this tree bears an abundance of juicy, market-quality lemons year round. The fragrant flowers open from fuchsia-pink buds. They shine against the evergreen foliage of ovate, glossy variegated leaves. Flowers and fruit appear throughout the year - most prolifically in late winter, spring, and early summer. Eureka Pink Variegated is grown as an ornamental plant and makes an attractive landscape or container specimen. It is sure to draw a great amount of attention!

  • Grows up to 12-15 ft. tall and wide (360-450 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in sandy, neutral or acidic, well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade but performs best in full sun. Needs water regularly but cannot stand flooding or saturated soils.
  • Eureka Lemon is more sensitive to cold than any of the lemon fruits. Grow it indoors in a warm, sunny room and move it outdoors in late spring to a sunny spot protected from wind.
  • This tree requires pruning to keep appropriate size.
  • Generally disease free. Keep an eye out for citrus red spider mite, glasshouse red spider mite, soft scale and fluted scale, aphids, caterpillars and mealybugs under glass.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings and grafting.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Fruit, Trees
Plant Family Citrus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 12' – 15' (3.6m – 4.5m)
Spread 12' – 15' (3.6m – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Fruit, Trees
Plant Family Citrus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 12' – 15' (3.6m – 4.5m)
Spread 12' – 15' (3.6m – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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