The Eureka lemon tree is an evergreen tree that produces pink-fleshed lemon fruits all year. Eureka lemons usually start to bear fruit when they reach their 3rd year. On the other hand, it is fairly common to see fruits on some Eureka Lemon within the first year or two.
The standard Eureka lemon tree grows up to 20 feet tall, but you can find dwarf eureka lemon tree versions available from sellers that are well suited for potting. The Eureka does well in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 and 10 and thrives well in warmer climates. Eureka Lemon trees must be protected if temperatures are expected to drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t protect your tree, they may not fruit during the expected timeframe.
Impress Your Friends WIth a Lemon-Lime Hybrid Tree
Did you know that you can have both lemon and lime fruits grow from the same tree? The cocktail tree lemon-lime is a combination of Meyer lemons and summery Key limes grafted onto a single, compatible rootstock.
The hybrid lemon-lime tree can be planted in regions within USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11 but must be protected from severe frost during the winter months.