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Citrus aurantifolia

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Citrus aurantifolia

Citaur
West Indian Lime, Key Lime,
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Wantirna
C11, D1, Indoor
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Wantirna
C11, D1, Indoor
Size: 20cm
Available: 2
$/Unit (EX GST): $44.10 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $48.51 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Citrus aurantifolia West Indian Lime, Key Lime,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Trees Shrub Like

Description:
The Key Lime is a lime tree and produces juicy aromatic fruit year round. The fruit is small, round and green with a lovely strong lime flavour with a low acid content. Easy to grow and has a dense branching habit, making them ideal for small gardens or pots/containers. Fruit ripens in Autumn and Winter.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Formal Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Powdery Mildew, Scale, Thrips

Cultural Notes: Protect your citrus from frost and hot dry winds, especially while young. Citrus are not deep rooted and therefore do require regular deep watering in the warmer months and whilst fruiting. It is always advisable to water citrus well when they are setting fruit and throughout the fruit growing and ripening stages. If plants dry out it often results in fruit drop and the citrus is less juicy and thick skinned. Citrus love food, a variety of different fertilisers can be used including organic manures (cow, horse or chicken) or the popular inorganic fertilisers. Citrus should be fed 3-4 times per year and if growing in pots/containers it is often recommended to feed your citrus every 6-8 weeks.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rutaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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