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Zanthoxylum coreanum/Korean Lime Tree

Zanthoxylum coreanum / Zanthoxylum coreanum
Flowers and foliage in spring
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Flowers and foliage in spring

A closer view of the greenish-yellow flowers

Bark on trunk and large limbs has cone-shaped growths

A large shrub or small tree with spread being almost equal to height

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Scientific Name: Zanthoxylum coreanum
Common Name: Korean Lime Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green, Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Little known about this species at present. Related to Zanthoxylum americanum or Prickly Ash. A dioecious tree that may be considered a large shrub. Flowers are formed on previous seasons and older wood. Bark has cone-shaped, corky, spine tipped growths on the trunk and large branches. When leaves are crushed, the emit an aroma similar to that of limes. Use in woodland gardens where there is dapple shade.