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Citrus australis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Citrus australis Australian Lime,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Hedging / Screening, Trees Shrub Like, Upright

Medium Australian native citrus tree with glossy dark-green leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers during Winter, followed by green, thick-skinned, round lime fruits that ripen during late Spring and Summer. Fruit is great to use for making marmalade, syrups and adding to Asian dishes.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bush Tucker, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Ants, Aphids, Caterpillars, Fruit Fly, Leaf Miner, Powdery Mildew, Scale, Thrips, Yellow Leaves

Cultural Notes: Prefers a sunny position in a well-draining soil and protect from heavy frosts. Fertilise annually with a long term slow release citrus fertiliser.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Rutaceae Australia

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

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