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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.


Useful links:

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
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 5 litre potted lemon plant

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    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £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.

Reviews
  1. A lot smaller than expected

    By Tracy Chadfield 14-03-2017

    After spending hundreds of pounds splashing out on this website, I was disappointed when the Eureka lemon tree turned up. It's very small, no fruit at all (fair enough) and generally looks very disappointing to look at. Wish i'd bought this one elsewhere. I am happy with the rest of the order though.

    Ryan
    15-03-2017

    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 ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

  2. Lemon Tree

    By Jilly Cosgrove 05-03-2017

    I am so keen to have a lemon tree so purchased the Eureka tree. It has arrived and is now in our orangery, off the floor as it has underfloor heating. However, I am concerned that the leaves are starting to drop off it and despite the instructions saying it should be potted in an ericaceous soil the pot it has arrived in is pretty well packed and doesnt look like ericaceous soil. Should I have repotted it when it arrived? I am misting regularly and also watering once a week. Fingers crossed it survives.

    Richard
    05-03-2017

    Thank you for your review. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to provide further care instructions for you.

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