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Citrus, Lemon ‘Eureka’

Lemon
Rutaceae
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

CITRUS

Low-heat requirement makes lemons widely adapted and especially appreciated in regions where sweet oranges and grapefruit won’t ripen. They do best year-round near the coast, though some varieties are very successful in the desert.

‘Eureka’ lemon
‘Eureka’ lemon

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‘Eureka’

This is the standard lemon of markets. Bears all year. Grows 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.

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