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Citrus x limon 'Eureka' (Eureka lemon)

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Plant description

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The lemon tree is a large evergreen shrub to small tree. It has glossy green dense foliage, perfumed white flowers, followed by attractive,tasty and nutritious fruit. Citrus have been grown as ornamental plants as well as for their fruit. The perfume of citrus blossoms is a delightful feature in the garden.

Citrus thrive in a sunny, humid environment, and have low frost tolerance. They grow best on well drained, fertile soil with regular watering. If they go through dryness at flowering time, they can drop the developing fruit. Prone to a few pests and diseases, they do need regular attention. 

The Eureka lemon originated in America, from Italian lemon seed. It grows as an open, thornless tree that can crop year round. It has a high acid juice with a high yield.

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Scent

The perfume of lemon flowers is a tangy citrus fragrance

Plant size

Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6-8

Diseases

Sooty mould

Pests

Aphids, whitefly, citrus leaf miner, bronze-orange bug (stink bugs), borer

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: Citrus fertiliser applied regularly through the growing season.

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