• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Citrus × limon 'Garey's Eureka' (F)

lemon 'Garey's Eureka'

  • Other common names lemon 'Garey's Eureka'

  • Synonyms Citrus × limon 'Quatre Saisons'
    Citrus × limon 'Four Seasons'

    Citrus × limon 'Eureka'

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  • Family Rutaceae

  • Genus Citrus are typically evergreen shrubs or trees, frequently spiny, with simple, leathery, aromatic leaves, usually with winged stalks, and often fragrant white or pink-tinged flowers, followed by large, juicy fruits

  • Details 'Gary's Eureka' is a lemon that fruits and flowers most of the year. Flowering most prolifically from spring until early autumn, the scented blooms are white, though tinged purple in bud. Plants are self-fertile, usually grafted and quite thorny in their early years. Reaches 2m in height over ten years

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or South-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Prefers a slightly acidic soil that is well-drained, such as a loam-based compost. May be moved outside in warmer weather in full sun. Bring indoors in autumn and position in good light. Feed well. See citrus cultivation

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings and grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1. Prune in late autumn

Pests Can get citrus red spider mite and glasshouse red spider mite, soft scale and fluted scale, aphids, caterpillars and mealybugs under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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