Key Limequat Tree (Citrus x floridana ‘Limequat’)

Key Limequat Tree

Key Limequat Tree (Citrus x floridana) is a unique cross between two Citrus Tree favorites – the Kumquat and the Key Lime! Two tasty fruit combined, creating a flavorful little citrus treat that embodies both of their parent trees!

Green and yellow skins hold all the sweet flavor just like a Kumquat, but with its tart pulp is just like that of the Key Lime! Eaten whole skin and all to temper the sour with the sweet, for a truly unique eating experience!

The glossy green evergreen foliage of these wonderful shade trees lends a wonderful ornamental quality to the landscape! Amplified when these trees explode into a profusion of perfumed white blossoms or when dripping with golden yellow fruit!

Planting and Application:

To provide shade and an ornamental appeal throughout your yard, plant a specimen tree by your seating areas or by your patio so the scent and fruit are within reach! The dense foliage is perfect for screening and privacy so groupings or hedgerows of citrus create the perfect barrier!

Use as an anchor for your front yard landscaped garden beds and turn heads when traffic slows down to get a better look at your tree when the Key Limequat is filled with golden gems! Prune as small as needed to enjoy these lovely trees in large pots and planters in any sunny spot!

  • Unique cross between a sour Key Lime & a sweet-tart Kumquat
  • Green to yellow skin that’s sweet & pulp that’s sour – eat them whole
  • Jam, jelly, marmalade, garnish, flavored waters, pie & juice!
  • Scented white blooms & glossy evergreen foliage
  • Great landscaping tree & container or houseplant plant

Tips for Care:

These trees are hardy outdoors and if you live in a Citrus-friendly climate, this tree requires very little care for great returns. If you live in a colder climate, this tree makes a perfect houseplant, thriving in a pot in a sunny window or on a summer patio.

  • Full sun & moderately moist soil – preferring to dry out between waterings
  • Slightly acidic soil that’s enriched & well-drained
  • Prune to size in winter & regular fertilizer
  • Harvest in late Autumn
  • Check out our Garden Blog for Citrus Tree Care information!

Key Limequat Tree (Citrus x floridana ‘Limequat’) Details

Common name Key Limequat Tree
Botanical name Citrus x floridana 'Limequat'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-11)
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 6 - 10 ft.
Width 6 - 10 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Fruiting
Flower color White