The Dwarf Eureka Lemon, with its glossy green leaves and fragrant flowers is the ideal backyard lemon tree producing medium to large yellow, juicy lemons with a rough skin, all year round. The dwarf variety means you can grow it in small spaces making it perfect for pots, small gardens and courtyards. The tangy juice and zest can be used to flavour both sweet and savoury dishes or add it to hot or cold drinks. Plant it in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil.
|Growth Height — 2.5m|
|Flower Colour — White|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
Plant in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Take out the plant from the container and place the plant into the hole so that the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill in the hole firmly and water it well even if the soil is moist. To keep the tree free of grass and weeds, and to retain moisture, remember to mulch well but keep mulch away from the tree trunk to avoid collar rot.
Water regularly during warmer months, when buds appear, it starts flowering or when fruit is forming. Water container specimens every three to four days, and more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk.
Prune in late spring with pruning shears to shape the tree and to remove any dying, low hanging branches or leaves from the tree. Take off any suckers at the base of the trunk and on branches to encourage new growth.