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Lemon 'Eureka'

Citrus limon, Patio Fruit Tree

Half-hardy Tree

An excellent variety producing large, thick skinned lemons equal in quality to those purchased from a supermarket - and ideal for adding to a gin and tonic! Set against a foil of glossy, dark foliage, the delicate clusters of tiny white flowers fill the air with their delicious fragrance from April to June. The fruits of Lemon 'Eureka' may take up to a year to ripen but are well worth the wait. Lemons can be harvested as they ripen and once picked, will keep for up to 2 weeks.

Lemon trees are capable of surviving brief periods below 0C, but are best grown in large containers and moved indoors to a bright frost free position from autumn to spring. This tree is self fertile and will not need a pollination companion. Propagated onto 'PS' rootstock and supplied as a large specimen bush (often in fruit) in a 5 litre pot.
Eventual height: 3m (9'). Spread: 2.5m (8').

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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Fruit rootstock guide

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse, conservatory, scented gardens, exotic garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
full sun
    • 1 x 5 litre potted lemon plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £49.99
Plant citrus trees in patio containers in a mix of ericaceous compost and neutral, soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant at its original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in a frost free position in full sun.
Stand citrus trees outside from May to October. Water freely in summer and mist leaves daily to increase humidity and discourage pests. Feed with citrus plant fertiliser every 2 weeks. Move plants indoors from October to a bright, frost free position (4-12°C) away from cold draughts and radiators. Reduce watering in winter but do not let the plant dry out completely. Too much or too little water may cause the fruits to drop.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. Lemon tree

    By Julia Buck 01-06-2016

    Have recently ordered a lemon tree at a cost of £69.99 . It is the first time I have ordered plants on line before and I certainly won't be doing it again!. The lemon tree has arrived in its 5 litre pot as stated on the website but is only 60 cm/ 2 feet tall which is not what I was expecting at such a cost . I have been in touch to express my concern but I have been advised that the horticulturists has looked at the pictures I sent and that they are in good condition and if cared for will produce crops and growth. Well that may be so but when I pay £69.99 for a tree/ plant I expect it to be more established.


    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

  2. One year later

    By Alex Cocker 14-04-2016

    I bought a lemon eureka tree as a bit day present for my wife. It arrived on 31 March 2015, well packaged and looking healthy. It wasn't the cheapest but having taken advantage of other offers to avoid paying a delivery charge I was happy with overall deal. The instructions on this site were easy to follow and it only needed feeding and watering once per week so it was very low maintenance. As it is quite heavy in its pot it has stayed in the conservatory all year. We have now used the first lemon for G&Ts. It seemed the right thing to do! It had an amazing fresh smell and flavour. There are three more ready to pick but they stay firmest left on the tree until needed. Lemon meringue pie next I think.


    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to hear that you have had such fantastic results with your tree, and appreciate you letting us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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