• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Foliage
    Blooms:
    Blooms nearly year-round, heaviest in early to mid spring.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus HIS-triks
    Plant type:Tree, Citrus
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Blooms:Blooms nearly year-round, heaviest in early to mid spring.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Repeat Flowering
    Garden styleMediterranean, Tropical
    Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus); Mirror Plant (Coprosma); Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia); Lantana (Lantana)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.