Dwarf Key Lime Tree

  • Botanical Name:Citrus aurantifolia
  • Height:4 – 6 feet.
  • Spacing:1 plant per pot. If planting in the ground in zones 9 – 10, space 6 feet apart.
  • Depth:2″
  • Spread:4 – 6 feet.
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Pollinator:Self-pollinating. Will need to hand polinate if the plant blossoms indoors.
  • Yield:Varies.
  • Color:Yellowish white with light purple tinge on the margins. Often form in clusters
  • Size:Potted
  • Blooms:Spring.
  • Fruit:Tender and juicy; very few seeds. Fruits are about the size of a golf ball.
  • Zone:9-10
  • Form:Shrub
  • Flower Form:1 inch in diameter. Fruit is spherical fruit 1-2 inches in diameter that is yellow when ripe but can be picked green.
  • Soil Requirements:Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate:Slow
  • Pruning:No pruning needed.
  • Foliage:Ovate leaves
  • Comments:Fruit production is at its peak in late autumn to early winter in cooler climates.
  • Self-pollinating when kept outdoors
  • Exceptional houseplant
  • Bears fruit in 1-3 years

Glossy evergreen foliage, sweetly scented flowers and edible fruit in one! The Dwarf Key Lime can be moved outdoors in summer, so the bees take care of pollination for you. Pick in 1-3 years. Zones 9-10.