Citrus hystrixItem #4307 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
Distinctive shrub or small tree valued for use in Indonesian and other exotic cuisines. Glossy, hourglass-shaped leaves are highly flavorful and aromatic, and the fragrance of just one lime can fill a room with refreshing fragrance. Perfect for the garden or in large containers on patio, terrace or conservatory. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus HIS-triksDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 10 ft. tall and wide.Blooms:Blooms nearly year-round, heaviest in early to mid spring.Flower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia); Lantana (Lantana)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer as new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Native to Indonesia, the Kaffir Lime is also known as Kieffer Lime, makrut, or magrood. Both the aromatic leaves and rind of the fruit are widely used in Indonesian and other exotic cuisines.