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Citrus x aurantifolia /Key Lime

Citrus x aurantifolia  / Citrus x aurantifolia
Fruit and foliage
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Scientific Name: Citrus x aurantifolia
Common Name: Key Lime
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is the tropical fruit, key lime. It needs protection from freezing temperatures. It makes an excellent large tub specimen in areas where it needs some protection from freezes. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil. leaf miners, scale insects, and sooty mold can troublesome pests on citrus.