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Kaffir Lime

Citrus hystrix

SKU
04307
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.
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9-10

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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationSIT-rus HIS-triks
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms nearly year-round, heaviest in early to mid spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Repeat Flowering
Flower ColorWhite
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia); Lantana (Lantana)

Provide 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

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