About Eureka Lemon Trees

A popular citrus tree for the home garden!

The Eureka Lemon tree produces an abundance of fine, market-quality fruit year-round. Large, juicy lemons with very few seeds are borne at an early age. The Eureka is an attractive landscape or patio plant with bronze-purple new growth. This evergreen plant is commonly kept in containers in regions where it is too cool to be planted in the ground.

Eureka lemons were developed from a seedling planted in Los Angeles, California in 1858. Home chefs love having fresh citrus on hand for cooking, and baking, as well as cocktails and lemonade. Eureka lemons are the kind you’re most likely to find in your grocery store. These lemons have a sour, tangy flavor. By comparison, Meyer lemons are more fragrant and a little sweeter, whereas Eureka lemons are larger and more tart.

How to Grow Eureka Lemon Trees

This small tree is non-vigorous and has a spreading, open growth habit. These evergreen trees do appreciate some protection from harsh winds. It is nearly thornless, self-fertile, and cold-sensitive.

A Eureka lemon tree can be grown in a pot, but it’s best if the container remains outdoors when it’s not being overwintered. When brought indoors, be sure there is ample light and humidity for the best results. Give your tree specialized citrus fertilizer twice a year. With proper care, you will be harvesting fresh, homegrown citrus throughout the different seasons!

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 8.0
Taste Tangy, Tart
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 2 - 10

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 10 - 20' tall x 6 - 8' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 6 - 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 10 Outdoors: 9 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This item can be grown in colder climates if it's planted in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. If you're planting it outdoors in the ground, we recommend being within the outdoor zone range.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow citrus trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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