Citrus (Lemon) 'Eureka'
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries
As landscaping plants, citrus offer year-round attractive form and glossy deep green foliage; also bear fragrant flowers and decorative fruit in season. If you want quality fruit, your choice of varieties will depend on the total amount of heat available through the fruit-developing period (need varies according to type) and on the winter cold in your zone.
Citrus flowers attract bees.
For detailed information about citrus selection and growing, see How to choose and grow citrus.
Low heat requirement makes lemons widely adapted and especially appreciated in regions where sweet oranges and grapefruit won’t ripen. Theyse do best year-round near the coast, though some varieties are very successful in the desert.
This is the standard lemon of markets. Bears all year. To 20 ft. tall, with somewhat open growth; branches have few thorns. As a dwarf, it is a dense tree with large, dark leaves. New growth on both standard-size and dwarf plants is bronzy purple. Should be pruned every year or two to keep the trees within bounds and the fruit easily reachable. Can be shaped as a small tree.
Vigorous, upright, thorny tree to 20–25 ft. tall; also available on dwarf rootstock ('Dwarf Lisb...
Fast growing to 50 to 60 ft. (rarely 100 ft.) tall. Young trees are symmetrical and pyramidal. Old one...
Clustering rosettes of narrow, fleshy, stiffly upright leaves 1–2 ft. long. Yellow flowers in de...