Citrus Tree - Limequat
Grow this unique lime/ kumquat crossover in your garden!
This unusual citrus is a cross between a key lime and a kumquat. It makes a beautiful conservatory or patio plant, with superbly scented flowers and small edible green fruit, which are rich in vitamin C. It has sweet-tasting skin and bittersweet, lime-flavoured flesh - great sliced or juiced in cocktails! Supplied in a 2 litre pot.
When planted in a decorative container, this tree will be a real talking point placed in your conservatory. With a beautiful distinctive scent, reminiscent of the Mediterranean what’s not to love about this amazing citrus tree? Who doesn’t love fresh fruit too? Especially something as exotic as the limequat!
Fruiting and Pruning
Citrus plants are very rewarding to look after, providing endless interest as the small scented white flowers appear in spring, followed by small fruit as the flowers fade. With the correct conditions the fruit will grow steadily over the next six months until they ripen. The fruits can be picked off or left on the tree for ornamental purposes.
- The Limequat tree is one of the more unusual citrus trees you can own.
- These juicy fruits are a cross between a key lime & a kumquat!
- With an amazing scent this tree will look and smell amazing wherever you position it.
Looking after your Citrus Tree - Limequat
Citrus trees are surprisingly hardy, tolerating temperatures down to -5°C and will thrive in most gardens given a warm sunny position. In the UK they are probably best grown in a large pot or other suitable container as this will allow them to be moved as conditions dictate. Citrus Trees will not however tolerate wet conditions and water-logging for any length of time will usually result in the loss of a plant. For this reason they should be grown in very free draining soil or compost.
For more Growing Information view our Citrus Trees Growing Guide
Citrus Tree Food
To keep your citrus plants green and healthy, and in top fruiting form, feed them all year. In summer they’ll appreciate our high nitrogen feed, and in winter our more balanced feed to help flowers and fruit. Simply dissolve in water and apply.
Discover the range of Citrus Tree Food Here
Hardiness:5 to 0 degrees
Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
ON RECEIPT - Remove the plant from the packaging immediately. Check the compost is moist and water if necessary.
CARE OF THE PLANTS - These plants have already been grown on to fill the pot provided. The plant can now be enjoyed in it’s present container or planted into a larger container to suit the growing position chosen. Citrus trees grow best in a sunny greenhouse, conservatory or windowsill with a minimum temperature of 4ºC (38ºF). They will also thrive outside in a sunny sheltered spot during hot summer weather. In a dry atmosphere leaf drop can occur, therefore plants should be stood on a saucer containing gravel and water which is away from radiators. Water thoroughly each time the surface of the compost becomes dry.
In the summer months watering may be daily during hot weather and fortnightly during the cool winter months, just enough to keep the roots moist. Do not allow the compost to become soggy and waterlogged as this will kill the roots. Feeding the plants weekly during the spring and summer with a citrus fertiliser or seaweed-based fertiliser will promote fruit growth. Citrus do not thrive with high salt levels in the compost so taking the plant outside twice a year and drenching with lots of clean water will prevent any build-up of excess fertiliser salts.
FRUITING & PRUNING - Citrus are very rewarding plants to look after, providing endless interest as the small scented white flowers appear in spring, followed by small fruit as the flowers fade. With the correct conditions the fruit will grow steadily over the next six months until they ripen. The fruits can be picked off or left on the tree for ornamental purposes. To encourage a bushy plant and to maintain a good shape, plants can be trimmed just as the new growth starts to sprout in the spring.