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Citrus (Lime) 'Mexican'

Lime, Key Lime
Rutaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

CITRUS

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.

 

'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.

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