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CITRUS Lime

  • Evergreen
    Glossy, green leaves
  • White
  • Height
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Frequently with thorns
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun

CITRUS Lime

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Best grown in a large container which can be put outside in June and brought into shelter during autumn and winter
    Pests & Diseases
    Under glass - red spider mites, scale insects, whiteflies, mealybugs
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    Shallowly cup-shaped, 4-5cm (1½-2in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Use loam-based compost JI No.2 with added grit or proprietary citrus compost
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    Can be pruned to shape
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
    To slightly acid
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy
    People
    Skin irritant with sunlight
    People
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.8m (6ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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