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Citrus Tree Collection (Citrus Fruit)

Half-hardy Shrub

What is Half-Hardy Shrub?

Three citrus classics in one value for money collection

Perfect for growing on your patio in containers

Hardy down to -10 so can withstand the bitter cold

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Savour the taste of home grown citrus fruits! Oranges, lemons and limes take up to a year to develop, but are well worth the wait. Glossy evergreen foliage and clusters of fragrant waxy blossom in spring make citrus trees ideal feature plants for conservatories and patios. Hardy to 5°C, they are best grown outdoors from May to October, and brought inside for the winter.

Supplied in 9cm pots, approx. 25cm tall. Ceramic pot not supplied.

This collection comprises one each of the following varieties:


Citrus mitis (Calamondin)
Citrus limon (Lemon)
Citrus aurantifolia (Mexican Lime)


Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets if ingested. If you believe your pet has consumed a poisonous plant then seek veterinary attention immediately. Take a sample of the plant with you.

Information on limes
Despatched through autumn and winter you may notice that some of the fruit on your lime tree is actually showing yellow or orange. Rest assured you have received a lime and not an orange or lemon tree.
All limes varieties and species will change from bright green to yellow and orange as they become more ripe.
The limes that are bought in supermarkets are picked very immature to both retain the acidity, firmness and green colour. The flavour will also change with age and the yellow/orange fruits will be significantly sweeter than those that are picked bright green. In addition, limes are usually sold as quite a small round fruit as they are far from fully grown. The ripe fruits are much larger.
Rest assured, if you wish to pick green fruits, you will be able to do so next year when the fruits are at an earlier stage of ripeness.

Height Up to 150cm (60in)
Spread Up to 120cm (47in)

Half-hardy Shrub

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full sunsun or semi shade

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30 Garden Ready Plants (XX)
30 Garden Ready Plants (XX)
2 x 9cm Potted Trees (1 each Of Lemon & Orange) (12263)
30 Garden Ready Plants (XX)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (1 of each variety) (KB7703)

Plant citrus trees in patio containers in a mix of ericaceous compost and neutral, soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant at its original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in a frost free position in full sun.
Stand citrus trees outside from May to October. Water freely in summer and mist leaves daily to increase humidity and discourage pests. Feed with citrus plant fertiliser every 2 weeks. Move plants indoors from October to a bright, frost free position (4-12°C) away from cold draughts and radiators. Reduce watering in winter but do not let the plant dry out completely. Too much or too little water may cause the fruits to drop.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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