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Lime Tree

Citrus x latifolia | Persian Lime, Bearss Lime, Tahiti Lime, Patio Fruit Tree

Half-hardy Tree

What is Half-Hardy Tree?

Fragrant blossom and shiny evergreen foliage

Ideal feature plants for patios and conservatories

Hardy down to -10°C; for best results, grow them outside from May to October and then bring them inside for overwintering

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By growing your own lime tree, you can enjoy the taste of home grown limes for years to come. The citrus fruits may take up to a year to develop, but they are certainly worth the wait - perfect for adding to cold drinks in the summer months! The bunches of fragrant blossom and shiny evergreen foliage mean that lime trees are ideal feature plants for patios and conservatories. These versatile trees are hardy down to -10°C; for best results, grow them outside from May to October and then bring them inside for overwintering. Height: 150cm (60") Spread: 120cm (48").

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 Tree

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1 x 9cm potted lime plant (58641)
1 x 5 litre potted lime plant (KC5368)
1 x 2 litre potted lime plant (KC8716)

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 £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 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. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live 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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