Citrus aurantifolia

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia

Common Name(s): Key lime

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Description:

Key lime is yellow when ripe but usually is picked when green. It has a higher acidity and is more bitter and aromatic than other limes. It bears ovate leaves/foliage with an orange colour. The tree grows well in sandy, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Do not overwater as the tree will die when is exposed to too much water. Key lime bear flowers that is white to yellowish with a ourole tinge on the margins most of the year.

Family: Rutaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: SIT-russ or-an-tih-FOE-lee-uh

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Flowers

Description:
Key lime bear flowers that is white to yellowish with a ourole tinge on the margins most of the year.

 


Foliage

Description:
This tree has ovate leaves/foliage with an orange colour.


Fruit

Description:
The fruit of key lime is yellow when ripe but usually is picked when green. It has a higher acidity and is more bitter and aromatic than other limes.

 



Maintenance

medium Water

Origin

Southeast Asia

 

Planting Instructions

moderate Climate, Full Sun

Recommended Varieties

‘Tahiti’. Navel (sweet) oranges

Size

5 m *

Soil Conditions

Sandy , Well drained , MoistAcidic , Alkaline

Uses

Uses:: Cullinary: yes | Medicinal: yes | Cultural: | Commercial: yes | Cosmetics: | Other Uses: indoor plant | Part Used: Fruit | Attracts: | Features:

Uses in landscape design

Key lime can be used in landscape design for screening, hedging or as an espalier.


Edible garden , Small gardens , medicinal garden

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