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Mexican Thornless Key Lime Tree
Mexican Thornless Key Lime Tree

Mexican Thornless Key Lime Tree

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Key Lime, Mexican Thornless
Scientific Name: Citrus aurantifolia

History/general species info: This thornless variety was introduced in 1882 from Mexico by George Yung. The Mexican lime is known by many names, including Key lime, bartender's lime, and West Indian lime.

Characteristics: Upright, thornless evergreen tree, fruit is thin-skinned and has very few seeds. Key Lime trees make a great container grown or patio plant. Cold hardy to 32 degrees.  Attracts hummingbirds with year-round interest.

Flower: yes, white, fragrant with long bloom season

Planting / Care: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Full sun. Plant where the tree is accessible from all sides so that fruit can be easily harvested as it matures. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general-purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune semi-annually to maintain shape and size. For more information click here

Size and Spacing: Mature height: 12-15 feet. Width: 6-8 feet

Pollinator needed to bear fruit: self-pollinating


Limes are challenging to grow but worth the effort - Victoria Advocate

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