Thornless Mexican Lime Tree (Citrus aurantifolia ‘Mexican Thornless’)

Thornless Mexican Lime Tree

Imagine a tropical getaway, clear blue water, palm trees and a fruity drink in your hand on the beach! Most likely that fruity drink has a slice of lime or a splash of refreshing Lime juice in it! While we don’t sell vacations and paradise, we can help you achieve that feeling at home with plenty of the Thornless Mexican Lime Trees (Citrus aurantifolia ‘Mexican Thornless’) for sale!

Thriving in Citrus-growing areas of the US as well as in containers in a sunny window everywhere else, this little Lime is the standard for bar Limes. But its deliciousness isn’t limited to drinks – try it in cooking, too!

Great for zest, limeades and as a twist on traditional iced tea, you will find a hundred uses for this great fruit once you grow it for yourself. And as the name says, there are no nasty thorns to sting you when you’re picking the fruit!

Planting and Application:

The lovely, fragrant white blossoms and glossy green evergreen foliage, Citrus trees are very ornamental landscape additions! The beauty of a smaller tree like the Mexican Lime is its space-saving versatility!

Tucking readily into small spaces and even porches, balconies and patios as container plants, dwarf and semi-dwarf trees allow anyone with a sunny area to grow their own fresh Limes! Create your own staycation by lining your patio or poolside with potted Lime trees!

  • Juicy round green fruit
  • Classic Lime flavor
  • Smaller, compact-sized tree
  • No thorns!
  • Great Specimen & Container tree – indoors & out

Tips for Care:

Citrus trees do their best fruiting and flowering in the full sun, so provide at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day for your tree or risk your harvest’s size. Citrus also prefer to dry out a bit between waterings, so plant in enriched, slightly acidic, organic soil that’s well-drained.

  • Vigorous grower – Needs a regular fertilizer schedule
  • Ripens July-December in most zones
  • Learn about Pruning Fruit Trees and Caring for Citrus Tree in our Garden Blog
  • Slightly acidic soil that’s enriched & well-drained & Full sun

Unfortunately, an exotic vacation might not be in your future…but a delicious Thornless Mexican Lime Tree can be!

Thornless Mexican Lime Tree (Citrus aurantifolia ‘Mexican Thornless’) Details

Common name Thornless Mexican Lime Tree
Botanical name Citrus aurantifolia 'Mexican Thornless'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone Outdoors 9-11; Patio 4-11
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 6 - 10 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White
Leaf color Green