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Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon Tree for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

  • Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon Tree
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Citrus limon 'Eureka Variegated Pink'

Buying Citrus x limon 'Eureka Variegated Pink' is like going to a buy-one-get-one-free sale. You get an attractive ornamental tree with an appealing shape and glossy, variegated leaves that looks great in the garden or a container. Plus, you also get a productive fruit tree that will reward you with tasty and attractive yellow-and-green striped lemons throughout the year. Grown outdoors in tropical regions, the Eureka Variegated Pink also makes a handsome container tree, grown on a patio or in a sunny window. Here are a few more reasons to love this lemon tree:

  • Once established, it is drought-resistant and does not need much supplemental watering.
  • It isn't prone to pests or diseases, making it easy to care for and primed for success.
  • It adapts well to multiple soil types.
  • Ships in 1-2 days
  • 1-Year Warranty Eligible
  • Pots or accessories are not included unless specified in the product options.
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Plant Care

Sunlight

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The pink variegated Eureka lemon tree thrives in full sun, six or more hours of direct light a day.

Watering

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Water weekly, giving your tree about an inch of water at a time. Allow soil to dry out between waterings.

Fertilizing

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During the growing season, fertilize regularly, per package directions, with a product designed for citrus trees.

Planting and Care

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by Mary Van Keuren | Gardener (30+ Years Experience) – last update on March 17, 2022

Planting instructions

Site your lemon tree where it will receive full sun — six to eight hours of direct light a day. The pink variegated Eureka lemon tree does best in fertile soil that drains well, but it is tolerant of other soil types. If your soil is heavy, mix it with a little sand to improve drainage. Dig a hole that’s as deep and twice as wide as the sapling’s root ball. Unpot the tree, teasing out any encircling roots, which can girdle the tree and slowly kill it. Place the tree in the hole, and hold it upright while you fill in around the roots with soil that’s been mixed with well-rotted compost or manure. Water thoroughly. Mulching with an organic product, such as bark chips, will help conserve water at the root zone.

Watering and nutrients

When newly planted, water your lemon tree thoroughly once a week, aiming for 1 inch of water at a time. Once the tree is established, water whenever the top 2 inches of soil are dry. Feed your lemon tree during the growing season with a fertilizer designed for citrus trees. In the winter, fertilize just once or twice, lightly. If the tree seems healthy, you can skip the winter fertilizing completely.

Pollination

Eureka lemon trees are monoecious, or self-fertile. That means that you can have fruit even if you only have one tree, since the male and female plant parts are both on the same tree. Note, however, that you will likely have a bigger harvest if you have more than one Eureka lemon tree. Lemon trees are pollinated by insects, but you can help the process along by hand-pollinating — use a toothbrush or cotton swab to move pollen from one flower to another.

Pruning

Prune your lemon tree in early spring or after a harvest. Potted plants can be lightly pruned at any time of year. Remove suckers that form around the base of the trunk, as well as any branches that are diseased or broken. Cut back branches that rub against each other too. Then step back and view the tree’s shape. Cut out a few internal branches to open the tree up to air and light, never pruning away more than one-third of the tree in a single year.

Pests and diseases

Eureka lemon trees have few insect pests, and a healthy tree can generally fend off any that are attracted to it. These may include citrus red spider mites, aphids, scale insects, and mealybugs. Insecticidal or horticultural spray will help control them. Eureka lemon trees are also not prone to illness, especially when grown indoors. Possible diseases include botrytis rot and anthracnose, which are fungal diseases, and sooty mold. The best way to handle these is to keep your tree healthy and not overwater it.

Harvesting

Lemons on the Eureka lemon tree are ripe when the green stripes start to fade away on the fruit. Ripe fruit can remain on the tree for several weeks; if lemons start to wrinkle, pick them immediately. Lemons can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Achieving maximum results

If you are growing your Eureka lemon tree in a container, choose a pot that is a few inches bigger all around than the root ball so that there’s room for the roots to grow. You’ll need to repot your tree every few years. A good way to tell that it’s time is if you see the roots are starting to circle around the root ball.

Keeping your container-grown tree inside isn’t difficult. Keep an eye on the tree’s moisture level. Water whenever the soil is dry 2 inches below the surface. Wipe down the leaves with a damp cloth every few weeks to keep away dust, which limits the amount of sunlight the tree receives. Mist the leaves after wiping them down. Place your tree in a sunny window and turn it every few days so that all sides have a dose of sunlight.

FAQs

How big do pink variegated Eureka lemon trees get?

When grown outside, a Eureka lemon tree may reach 15 feet, but the height can be controlled through judicious pruning. Indoor trees, which are constrained by the size of the container they're grown in, may reach 5 to 6 feet tall, but, as with outdoor trees, you can keep your lemon tree trimmed to a height that works for you.

How long before Eureka lemon trees produce fruit?

You will start to get a light harvest when the tree is roughly 4 years old. Keep in mind that if you are planting a sapling, it is probably already 2 years old or more. You're unlikely to get fruit in the first year, since the tree needs time to acclimate to its surroundings. But after that, expect to see a few flowers the following year.

What color is the fruit on pink variegated Eureka lemon trees?

The skin on a Eureka lemon is yellow, and unripened fruits have light green stripes. The fruit itself does appear as a light pink. Eureka lemon trees are not the originator of pink lemonade, however — the juice of the fruit is clear.

Are fuzzy kiwi vines self-fertile?

Strictly speaking, yes. But you will only be able to harvest a sizable crop if you have male and female plants growing near each other. This will lead to a much better pollination rate, and, later, more fruit.

What can I plant under my Crimson King?

It can be a challenge to grow anything under your maple tree because the dense canopy keeps both sun and rain from getting through. Consider a low-sun ground cover such as lily of the valley, woodruff, or myrtle. You may also have luck with ferns or hostas, if well cared for and fertilized annually. Also consider spring-blooming bulbs which can handle the shade.

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Customer Reviews

Anonymous
Verified Buyer July 21, 2020 at 8:40pm
ratingSo Far, So good!

Aside from the shipping delays caused by COVID, the tree is awesome. It has started growing new branches and leaves and looks exceptionally healthy.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer June 20, 2020 at 11:47am
ratingLove My Pink Lemon

My pink lemon tree arrived in perfect condition and is currently branching out with new growth. The variegated leaves are so pretty and I can't wait for flowers and pink lemons!

Anonymous
Verified Buyer May 22, 2020 at 10:55pm
ratingLuckily

The tree seems to be healthy, not nearly as upright and balanced a tree that the first one would've been but seemingly healthy. I say luckily because the stake had snapped in 2 places and the box was a little flattened in the middle. You should have your shipping department contact The Tree Center and incorporate their boxes, strapping, and mode of transportation. Plus financially, spending a few extra dollars on shipping material ensures less loss of product, which is where you really lose money. I hope this helps.. With that said I do love the way the leaves look, I can't wait to see the fruit! Thank you!

Mature height
10-15 ft. pruned
Mature width
6-8 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Full-Partial
Growth rate
Moderate
Botanical name
Citrus limon 'Eureka Variegated Pink'
Shipping exclusions
AL,AZ,CA,FL,GA,LA,OR,TX
Grows Well In Zones
4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to -10°F)

Pink Variegated Eureka Lemon Tree for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

Citrus limon 'Eureka Variegated Pink'
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