||Kaffir Lime, Makrut Lime
Kaffir Lime is a distinctive small tree prized for its highly flavorful and aromatic leaves that are used extensively in Southeast Asian cooking. The deep green, warty fruit is used for the luscious, aromatic zest and is used in cooking and beverages. The hourglass-shaped, glossy green leaves provide year round interest in your garden.
This tree has hourglass-shaped, deep green, glossy leaves on thorny stems with distinctive, warty green fruit. The fabulous fragrance is refreshing and uplifting.
Fragrant, long-blooming citrus trees are perfect for the Northern California garden. Their evergreen nature provides rich green color all year round. Not to mention the abundant and delicious fruit you will harvest.
||Highly aromatic and fragrant leaves used in curries, soups and sauces. The fruit is prized for the unique, fragrant and delicious zest.
||Upright or Bushy, depending on pruning. Slow grower.
||White, tinted with purple
||Container, espalier, ground, screen, hedge
||Full Sun (minimum 6 hours, 8+ is preferred).
||Moist, very well-draining soil. Never soggy; make sure not to over-water. Prefers deep, infrequent watering to sporadic light watering.
|Planting and Care Tip:
||All citrus require full sun. Citrus are heavy feeders. Fertilize in late winter before bloom and regularly throughout growing season. Do not fertilize in winter. Prune in early spring, after fear of frost to desired shape. Newly planted should not be pruned for the first 2-3 years, except to remove suckers below the scion graft.
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