Variegated Pink Lemon Citrus Tree
The Variegated Pink Lemon is a striking new introduction to the citrus world. This unique variety combines attractive foliage, unique fruit and deliciously fragrant flowers. The tasty lemons are streaked with green and creamy yellow while the light green foliage features white and yellow margins.
Latin Name: Citrus limon
Site and Soil: In spring, summer and fall, keep your potted Citrus in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit procuction. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Variegated Pink Lemon is self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: We recommend bringing Variegated Pink Lemon to a well-lit and protected location in late fall before hard frosts occur.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft.
Bloom Time: Year-round.
Ripening Time: Variegated Pink Lemon often ripens year-round.
Yield: 40-50 fruit
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus plants.
USDA Zone: 9
Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: All Zones, Indoors in winter