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Plant 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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Botanical name

Citrus aurantifolia

Plant Care

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Flowers

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

Common name(s)

Key lime

Origin

Foliage

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

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

Planting instructions

moderate Climate, Full Sun

Maintenance

medium Water

Fruit

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.

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:

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

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

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