Variegated Pink Lemon Tree

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Ready for something very unique? The Variegated Pink Lemon Tree (Citrus x limon Burm. f. 'Variegated Pink') has distinctive green, white, and yellow variegated foliage, making it an incredibly ornamental tree! As if that isn't enough, the fruit is striped green and yellow and highlighted by bright pink flesh. These lemons have clear juice and a great acidic lemon flavor. It displays fuchsia-colored new growth!

Mid-sized trees that are gorgeous landscape plants and porch dcor for any sunny position you have available! Variegated Pink is an excellent landscape tree, prized more for interesting variegated foliage than for fruit quality and quantity. You'll also enjoy the fragrant pinkish-white flowers!

Use these ornamental beauties throughout your home or landscape, pruning them to any size needed. The fruit can be used in beverages, desserts, marmalade and cooking to add that tart flavor to any dish!

Planting and Application:

If you live in a colder climate, simply plant them in a container. Bring your tree indoors near a sunny window, and let the intoxicating Citrus scent brighten your home during cold winter days. Porches and sunny patios and more all benefit from these smaller trees as potted Citrus! Boost curb appeal by planting one by your front entry!

As far as its ornamental qualities, the fragrant blooms and unique evergreen foliage are enough to establish the Variegated Pink Lemon as a beautiful specimen and focal point tree!

  • Unique variegated fruit & Variegated evergreen foliage
  • Delightful pink juicy flesh
  • Fragrant pinkish-white blooms & Fuchsia new growth
  • Easy to grow Container & In-Ground Ornamental
  • Focal Point & Specimen Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

If given proper care, sun, fertilizer and well-draining soil, you will have a wonderful Citrus Tree that is simply beautiful. With its gorgeous variegated leaves and very fragrant white blossoms, this is the ultimate ornamental edible!

Citrus Trees are full sun plants, needing a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. More sun means stronger growth, more flowers, and therefore more fruit! Preferring morning sun to dry the leaves of dew, these plants also like good air circulation to keep the foliage healthy.

Citrus need very well-drained soils that don't hold excess moisture. Mound up your planting area if you suspect poor drainage and container plants need deep planters with plenty of drainage holes. They also prefer their soil on the acidic side.

Let these plants dry out slightly between waterings and never allow their roots to sit in water. Plants in containers will not need much water during their dormant winter indoors. Citrus trees will not tolerate standing water, so please don't overwater.

Protecting Container Citrus From Cold

Although it's famous for growing in warmer regions, it can also thrive in colder areas as long as the tree is brought indoors prior to the first frost of winter.

If you're growing these tropical trees in the ground in the lowest of their favored growing zones, they need to be planted in a sheltered spot to avoid the worst of the chill. If a spot like that is unavailable, then you are better off planting in a large, deep container.

In borderline growing zones, begin slowly acclimating your tree indoors or into a protected location, eventually moving your tree inside in bright indirect sun for the winter if the temperatures in your area ever dip below that 40F range. In spring, reverse this process and begin acclimating your tree to again be back out in the full sun all summer. This reduces stress and leaf drop.

Beautiful doesn't begin to cover how the Variegated Pink Lemon Tree appears! Unique fruit and foliage, pink fragrant blooms and rosy new growth - there is always something to admire throughout the year! Hurry and order your own before they're gone today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Healthy, Edible and Ornamental Variegated Pink Lemon

Variegated Pink Lemon (Citrus x limon) is a bud sport of a regular Eureka lemon that was discovered in a tree in the backyard of D.W. Field in Burbank California in the late 1920s. With its variegated dark green leaves with creamy white edges, this sport must have stood out against the total dark green leaves of its parents, the Eureka Lemon.

Pay attention to seedlings that sprout in your backyard. They are rare, but it's not uncommon to see variegated foliage. Oftentimes, this genetic trait isn't stable, which means it's only visible on young trees. Variegation frequently disappears as these seedlings mature into older trees.

Other qualities came to light as D.W. Field monitored his unique backyard find. For instance, the fruit that the sport produced was also variegated with cream yellow and green stripes and the tasty, pink flesh of the fruit was most intriguing.

D.W. Fields then brought budwood to U.C. Riverside in 1931 where it underwent trials by the noted plant physiologist, A.C. Shamel, who at that time was focused on improving Citrus Fruit for the commercial and home gardeners. The unique qualities of the Variegated Pink Lemon were obvious to Dr. Shamel.

He noted that the tree is less vigorous than a typical Eureka Lemon tree, and the stripes on the skin of the fruit would fade as it matured, but the pink-colored flesh remained. He also noted was that the fruit had very few seeds and hung on the tree almost year-round.

Variegated Pink Lemon has been marketed under a number of names through the years, including the Pink Lemonade, Panache Lemon, Variegated Eureka Lemon and Zebra Lemon. The fruit is a great source of the standard citrus nutrients: Vitamin C, Calcium, and Lycopene which contributes to the pink-colored flesh.

It is only the flesh that is pink, however. The juice is nearly colorless.

The Variegated Pink Lemon has become a popular selection for citrus growers around the world. It is recognized as a valuable citrus fruit that is popular with farmers market growers. It's also a wonderful focal point in the home garden as a beautiful edible ornamental.


Variegated Pink Lemon Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus x limon Burm.f.'Variegated Pink
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Moisture
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink & White
Foliage Color Green & White Variegated
Fall Color Evergreen
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes

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