Evergreen, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries
As landscaping plants, citrus offer year-round attractive form and glossy deep green foliage; also bear fragrant flowers and decorative fruit in season. If you want quality fruit, your choice of varieties will depend on the total amount of heat available through the fruit-developing period (need varies according to type) and on the winter cold in your zone.
Citrus flowers attract bees.
For detailed information about citrus selection and growing, see How to choose and grow citrus.Citrus (Lime)
The various limes range from moderately to extremely cold sensitive; they are most reliable in areas where hard frosts are uncommon. Can succeed in colder areas if grown in pots and protected in winter. Depending on variety, fruit may be intensely sour or nearly devoid of acid.
Best lime for California and Hawaii gardens. It is a type of the “Persian“ or “Tahitian“ lime commonly grown in Florida. Tree is quite angular and open when young but forms a dense, round crown when mature; reaches 15-20 ft. (half that size on dwarf rootstock). It is thorny and inclined to drop many leaves in winter. Fruit is green when immature, light yellow when ripe, almost the size of a lemon; it is especially juicy when fully ripe. Seedless. Main crop comes from winter to late spring, though some fruit ripens all year.'Mexican'
Sometimes called key lime in Hawaii. Small, green to yellow-green fruit; standard bartender’s lime. Main harvest fall to winter, though you’ll get some fruit all year. Very thorny tree to 12—15 ft. , with upright, twiggy branches (there is also a thornless form). Very cold sensitive; best suited to Zones 21—27. Can be grown in Hawaii but is subject to viral diseases there.
Clustering rosettes of narrow, fleshy, stiffly upright leaves 1–2 ft. long. Yellow flowers in de...
Vigorous, upright, thorny tree to 20–25 ft. tall; also available on dwarf rootstock ('Dwarf Lisb...
Sometimes called key lime in Hawaii. Small, green to yellow-green fruit; standard bartender’s li...