1 x 2.5 Litre Potted Tree
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!
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.
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
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.
Given the huge range of temperature fluctuations between regions of the UK, please see our recommendations to care for your citrus.
In the more balmy south, we can grow Citrus outside all year round albeit that we drop fleece type covers over the plants in the harshest conditions. (Nights that show temps. of below about -3) Even then we can lose some leaf in early spring and the tree will stay like that until Mid-June when the new leaf starts pushing hard.
For the rest of the UK whilst citrus can withstand short drops in temperature to below -3, prolonged drops will affect the plant and cause some defoliation. Our recommendation for citrus must always be that whenever the temperature is regularly above +4 then the plants should be placed outside but sheltered from the cold winds. If temperatures go below that, then they should be brought into a protected environment, but that does not mean the home where the humidity is far too low and will cause even worse damage than frosting. We recommend a shed or barn that has windows to let in sunlight, which is the most vital thing. An unheated greenhouse is perfect of course but in very low temperatures a layer or two of fleece will be valuable. Its worth remembering that unless the greenhouse is double glazed, then a wooden shed is very much more frost-free.
Citrus continues to grow at anything above +7c and below that they sit dormant but the fruits continue to ripen!
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