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Citrus limon 'Variegated Pink Eureka' Gorgeous and ornate, this variety is a vision in variegation. The foliage is marbled, dark green and creamy yellow, and the fruit has striking, striped, gold and green skin when young, maturing to a lovely light yellow. The new growth is highlighted with blushes of fuchsia, and the lemons themselves have rosy-tinged flesh. The effect is absolutely dazzling, the most impressive and captivating citrus we've seen. While not the most productive lemon available, it certainly is one of the most attractive.  

Our citrus trees are 1-2 years old, well-rooted in 5” x 5” x 12” air-pruning tree pots. Their overall heights range from 18 inches to 36 inches tall with nice branching. Weather permitting, citrus plants ship November through June based on your location. CA, WA, and OR residents: starting in November your citrus will ship 1-2 weeks after your order is placed. All other states (where delivery is available) will start shipping after April 8th. Not available to AK, AL, AZ, FL, HI, TX, US Territories, or Canada.
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Customer Reviews

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Lemon plant not thriving

I'm sorry to say my lemon plant is not doing well. It had some blossoms, but I removed them to encourage the plant to root and grow. It has no new growth and is losing its leaves one by one. I planted it in a large canvas grow bag, inside a large pottery planter using new potting soil. I have fertilized it once a month, but there is no new growth at all. Trying a new fertilizer recommended by a local nursery before pruning back the branches that are now bare. I hope it will survive, but it's not looking good.

Sorry to hear your lemon isn't doing well. What color are the leaves that are falling? If they're yellow, the plant most likely dried out too much in between one of the waterings. That usually doesn't happen to citrus, though. They prefer to go a little on the dry side. Feel the soil with your finger -- stick it in to the second knuckle and if it feels cool, there's enough moisture. Citrus leaves will get a little grey hue and appear slightly dull when the plant is thirsty.
If the planter bag is too big for the root ball, the soil will hold moisture. The trees are meant to be planted in about a 3 gallon pot. If the pot is much bigger, it's not good for the plant. As the plant grows it can handle a larger pot, but too big is not good.
The other issue could be light. If the plant isn't in very bright light, it won't grow. They can take full sun, but a bright, south-facing window indoors is usually enough to keep them happy.
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Plant height 3–6' or taller when planted directly in the ground
Hardiness Zone 9
Bearing Age 1–2 years
Ripening Time Year-round
Pollinator Required No

Our citrus trees are 1-2 years old, well-developed and branched with large, healthy root systems. At this stage of development, they are mature enough to bloom and produce fruit. We have selected these special varieties for their vigor, beauty, productivity, and practical utility. Grow in full sun outdoors during warm months. In areas with cold winters, bring indoors and locate in a south facing, sunny window during frosty months. All of our citrus varieties are well suited for cultivation indoors as houseplants. Plants are shipped in 5” x 5” x 12” tree pots.

Initial Instructions
Unpack your tree immediately and allow a few days for it to gradually acclimate it to full exposure. Situate the plant indoors in a location that gets just an hour or two of direct sunlight per day and bright, indirect sunlight throughout the rest of the day. After about a week, you can move your tree outdoors while increasing its exposure to sun. Its final location should be where it receives about 8 hours of direct sun daily. Consider transplanting your tree into an 8-10” pot for the first growing season.

Please note: it is not unusual for citrus trees to drop some leaves during a transition to a new location or growing conditions. The best advice is don’t panic! Gradual adjustments will allow the plant to get used to its new environment gently. Avoid extreme changes in temperature, watering and light, and you’ll be on your way to having a healthy, happy citrus tree.

In regions with mild winters, you can plant your tree directly in the ground. Choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun.

For regions with cold winters (zones 8 and colder), keep your plant in a container to allow you to move it indoors for the winter.

Water thoroughly when the surface soil is dry — test soil moisture with your finger or soil moisture meter. We recommend allowing the roots to go about 50% dry between waterings. Do not over water (water too frequently or allow the plants to stand in water)! Irrigation frequency will depend on the soil, tree size, time of year, and environmental conditions. Be consistent, allow the soil to attain the same degree of dryness prior to watering. Water deeply and allow any excess to run off.

Feed with a citrus fertilizer during the growing season. Follow the package directions for application rates.

Citrus trees should be happy outdoors until the temperatures drop to 40°F. Bring the plant indoors when the weather cools, and place them in a sunny window away from drafts.

Increase the container size as the tree grows and requires more space. Use regular potting soil. The plant will let you know with thick roots coming out of the drainage holes or when it’s difficult to keep watered properly. The final pot size should be proportionate to the plant and range from 7 gallons to a half barrel.

Citrus plants tolerate pruning well. Prune to maintain the tree’s shape or to encourage branching. The best time to prune is during the growing season in spring and summer.

Size at Maturity
3-6 feet tall when container grown or 6-15 feet tall in the ground. However, trees can be pruned to any shape or height.

Our citrus is self-fertile, but will require hand-pollination when it is indoors. Hand pollinate by moving pollen from flower to flower with a small, soft paintbrush or cotton swab.

Pests & Diseases
Outdoors citrus is not bothered by pests or diseases; indoors watch for mites, aphids and scale. Treat with Pyrethrin or a Neem-based product. Applications of Insecticidal Soap will also help control insects and can be used as a preventative maintenance program.

Soil Type
Well drained, acidic.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade, or a sunny window indoors.

Bloom Time

Year-round with heaviest blooms in winter.

Several dozen fruit per year depending on size of the plant and growing conditions.

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