Citrus trees make a great addition to any home or garden, adding dazzling color and fragrant aroma. Now you can have two trees in one, with our Citrus Cocktail Tree. You get Meyer Lemons and Key Limes on one tree! This cold-hardy tree can be grown in your garden or in a pot on the patio, balcony or in the sunroom. Known for their aromatic fruit, the Meyer Lemon and Key Lime has glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant blossoms. The delicious lemons have a short, oval shape with thin, smooth, vibrant yellow rind. The inner flesh is soft and juicy with a yellow-orange color. The juice is tart and will add flavor to drinks and dessert. The key limes are an added bonus and the real jewel of this tree, growing to the size of a ping pong ball, with smooth green skin and juicy flesh This tree will begin bearing citrus fruit even at an early age. The citrus fruit is perfect for adding to drinks or for making delicious key lime pie. Depending on the size of the pot, this tree can grow up to eight feet in height and 10 feet wide, you can also keep it smaller with regular pruning.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Citrus Cocktail Tree.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Citrus Cocktail Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Citrus Cocktail Tree again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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