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CITRUS limon 'Eureka Variegated'

Image of Citrus limon 'Eureka Variegated'

Family

Rutaceae

Botanical Name

CITRUS limon 'Eureka Variegated'

Plant Common Name

Eureka Variegated Lemon, Lemon

General Description

Admired for its variegated foliage and nearly seedless, green and yellow variegated, market-quality lemons, ‘Variegated Eureka’ is a newer sport of the very old-fashioned cultivar 'Eureka', which was first introduced in the late 1850s. This small evergreen tree has an open crown, almost thornless green branches and thick glossy green leaves with ivory and pale green edges.

When conditions are favorable it puts forth fragrant, waxy white flowers. These are followed by oblong, waxy, yellow and green striated fruits with a high acid content.

Most citrus trees are only hardy in southern climates and the lemon is no exception. In fact, ‘Variegated Eureka’ is particularly cold-sensitive and loses vigor where subjected to small bouts of cold.

This tree requires full sun and thrives where summers are hot. It grows best in slightly acidic, average soil with good drainage. Outside of the citrus grove, lemons may be planted as specimen trees and dwarf selections may be container grown outdoors or in a sunny conservatory. In conservatories lemons will bloom and produce fruit year-round.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 12

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Fruit

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4'-25' / 1.2m - 7.6m

  • Width

    5'-15' / 1.5m - 4.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Yellow, Green

  • Fruit Color Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Dark Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Dark Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Dark Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Light Green, Dark Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Bark Color

    Green, Gray Green, Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No