• Key Lime Tree for Sale

    Key Lime Tree for Sale

    Key Lime Tree for Sale


Key Lime Tree

Reg: $99.90
Save: $49.95  (50%)
Ships: Tue, May 31

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
8-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-12 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Citrus aurantifolia

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- Easy to grow
- Delicious limes
- Low maintenance

Grow a lifetime of flavorful limes on your own patio!

The Mexican lime, also known as the Key Lime, adds loads of flavor to meat, fish, and cold drinks.

Makes a perfect patio plant, anywhere in the country. When grown in a large pot, it can easily grow 6-12 feet tall.

When winter hits, just bring it inside to your kitchen. Your Mexican Lime Tree will fill your whole room with a zesty aroma.

This is one of the most popular lime trees available in North America. There's nothing like adding the flavor of fresh lime to add character to any meal.

The Mexican Lime is extremely popular, and always goes fast. Order today and soon enjoy the zesty aroma of your new Mexican Lime Tree.

Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
34 Reviews
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Growth Rate
A Little Disappointed
I received my key lime tree a little over 4 months ago. At the time, it was on sale because they were getting too large to ship. So, I bought the biggest size offered (I think 6'-7'). It was every bit of 7' when it arrived, probably closer to 8' (including the pot). It was packaged well also. However, it was the ugliest tree ever! It was really tall and lanky. From its stem, it had 4 branches that went straight up in the air with no side branching. It looked like it hadn't ever been pruned back to make it bushy or to encourage lateral branching. I have since cut off probably 3' from the top in an attempt to help it develop some side branches (plus, it was just too tall and hard to get in and out of my house). It also has something weird going on with its roots. Half of them are missing, literally. If you draw a circle and divide it in half, that is what the root ball looks like. Therefore, the poor guy has a hard time standing up straight. Otherwise, it seems to be doing okay. It hasn't really done anything since I've gotten it. It put on two new leaves and several blooms after pruning, but that's it. I do not have super high hopes for him in the long run though. I have ordered 4 items from FGTs but I was the most disappointed with the key lime. I'm not giving up on him though!
September 5, 2014
I just received my key lime tree. I ordered this tree as a valentines gift for someone and was expecting to receive a twig (as all reviews for other websites say they received). I have never been so pleasantly surprised!! The tree shipped very quickly (within a week) and is almost five feet tall!!! It already has fruit blossoms on it!!! Great great purchase! I hope everyone chooses to order their trees from this site. I truly am shocked by how great this tree looks! Best bang for your buck out there.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Wasn't too sure about ordering a tree online, but they had an incredible sale on this key lime tree so I decided to take the plunge.Well, I read the FAQ and it clearly states that west coast orders ship Sunday and Monday. I ordered on a Thursday and they shipped Friday. Unfortunately, it sat all weekend in the FedEx warehouse before making its way west. The tree dropped about two dozen leaves the first week and I was worried it wasn't going to make it.They did send a nice tree. I ordered a 3-4 footer and I received a 3 1/2 foot tree with lots of leaves and several branches. Even though it dropped a bunch of leaves it had plenty to spare.I'm happy to report it is doing extremely well now and I will probably order other trees from here in the future
December 31, 2012
I have four fruit trees from FGT; the key lime is one of the least successful. The tree is beautiful but I have had it for over one year and the tree has its first and only lime.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Received my lime tree about 2 months ago.It is doing wonderfully. I moved it inside three weeks ago and put a grow light over it and it is blooming and growing. Very nice plant. I am happy I bought this little tree.
December 31, 2012
lss vegas, NV, US
over 4 years ago
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Well the review for the Key Lime is similar to the Moro Orange I bought. In both cases I ordered a 3 - 4 foot tree. The tree arrived healthy and 54"" (4 1/2 ft) from soil line to highest lead. The tree is planted in a 10 gallon plastic pot in rich 'manufactured' soil like you use in garden beds. I was expecting sandy Florida type soil like you find in Orlando for some reason. I like eating limes and lemons like oranges and grapefruits, off the tree, so I hope it has a lot of fruit. The top isn't as 'bushy' as I had hoped but I imagine they prune them like this to grow them taller and also for shipping purposes. The trunk itself is about 3/4"" in diameter, straight, and sturdy.I plan to buy from Fast-Growing Trees a clementine, ruby red grapefruit (I'd buy the yellow grapefruit if they had them), a Meyer Lemon, and a Calamondin Orange
December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
My lime tree, bloomed beautifully and smelled awesome.... then died. I have no idea what went wrong. I was in the desert and couldn't find my order number so I couldn't get a replacement tree. I was very sad about the whole thing
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
I ordered a lime tree for my fiance. I was nervous because I have had very bad luck ordering plants online in the past. He received a beautiful tree that was around 4 feet tall and was very full. The customer service of this company is wonderful. You cannot go wrong ordering your citrus trees from here! ( I ordered 2 more citrus trees for him for a late valentines and I cannot wait for him to get them! :-) )
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
We received our key lime tree last week. It arrived in excellent condition. It is bigger than we expected and has lots of new growth coming on and even a flower is starting to bud. We live in VA and are looking forward to lots of limes!
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
A happy tree!
This little guy survived the mountain summer with flying colors on the patio and has now started to grow like crazy since we moved him inside. It's a healthy and happy plant, and a fun family project.
November 4, 2014
Glenwood Springs, CO, US
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Key Lime Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Key Lime Tree.

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.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Key Lime 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.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

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 Key Lime Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Drink Garnish?
Sean F on Apr 21, 2016
love lemons
vinay p on Mar 28, 2016
Drink Garnish?
Sean F on Apr 21, 2016
Because my family can't live with out Limes
Uriel B on Apr 15, 2016
love lemons
vinay p on Mar 28, 2016
Indoor tree
Duffy M on Mar 13, 2016
My mother in law requested it for her bday...
Brenda M on Mar 6, 2016
grows great in doors have fruit all year
ABDUL N K on Mar 6, 2016
I just love citrus trees and hope that I will be able to make key lime pie.
Katherine B on Jan 30, 2016
Mary O on Jan 14, 2016
Based on reviews and that they are fast growing
Jacqueline V on Dec 16, 2015
Its a xmas present for my mom
Susan D on Dec 15, 2015
Christmas gift!
Geoffrey C on Dec 10, 2015
I make juice everyday
Jeanne Z on Dec 6, 2015
We previously purchased a Meyer lemon tree and it did great, hoping to have the same success with limes.
Laura M on Nov 10, 2015
Love the lime fragrance!
Vicky G on Oct 31, 2015
I was looking for a lime tree to plant in my front yard, and the stores (mostly hardware stores) nearby only had limes in dwarf. I wanted a normal lime tree that grows to a full size.
Letishia B on Oct 20, 2015
My Son ask me to get it for him.
Rosanna T on Oct 12, 2015
Key lime pie is one of my favorites - I can't wait to try it!
Aleksandra V on Oct 7, 2015
Doesn't everybody need a lime tree?
Susan H on Oct 4, 2015
I had an apple tree but I did not like the apples.We buy limes and so I am planting a lime tree
Rick L on Sep 16, 2015
love to eat oranges and the weather is great here in florida to grow
sam e on Sep 8, 2015
We just moved into a house that has a gorgeous sun/ Florida room. We've been wanting to plant lemon and lime trees for a long time but here in MA, it's difficult to find the right indoor set up. We have it now and are so excited to start growing!
Juli M on Aug 24, 2015
Because my family can't live with out Limes
Uriel B on Apr 15, 2016
Indoor tree
Duffy M on Mar 13, 2016
I have had my key lime tree for a couple of years. It flowers but no limes develop. Why?
Kathy G on Mar 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You might need to do some hand pollination. Here is a link to one of our blogs for instructions:

is the key lime tree self pollinating?
David H on Jan 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Seems to be. I only have one and it has already set several limes. I did use a fingertip to move pollen around from blossom to blossom, but do not know if it was necessary.
Hi is key lime tree , fig tree , pomegranate tree can grow out side in weather of Delaware 19971 ?
Jaanki . on Nov 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm a bit north of you, just north of Philly, in zone 6. I have to bring it in during the winter. If it gets any colder than 45F where you are I think you will too. Tree is doing well in a big pot, I use a couple grow lights on it in the winter.
is this key lime tree non-gmo? does this lime tree like being in the ground as opposed to being in a pot?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: All of our products are non-GMO.
how tall will this plant grow?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the size of the container and how you prune it. The bigger the container, the bigger the tree can grow. If you only want a three foot tree, prune it back to that. It's up to you. You can prune it aggressively and new branch growth comes back pretty fast. It's a good way to eliminate leggy branches or cross-branching and shape the tree the way you want.
how many will i get off the tree? a 5 gallon bucket full or ten 55 gallon drums
brian c on Sep 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It'll depend on how large of a plant you get and what your expectations are. I got the 3-4' model and I get probably 5-6 limes that are a bit more than golf ball sized. As the tree grows, it's capable of more volume. Mine is in a patio pot in Michigan, where I leave it outside in the summer and inside under a grow light in fall and winter.
Wiill a lime tree take freezing weather?Will a lime tree grow outside in dothan al?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No. Everything I have read says that they can only tolerate temps in the mid-40's for a short period of time. I live in Reno Nv and bring my tree in the house over the winter.
I recently received and planted my new key lime tree in a pot, and placed it outside since it is late spring. When I received it, you could tell it had many blooms and teeny tiny limes. Will these limes continue to grow, or can I only expect limes from the new flowers since I've planted it? And if they won't grow, should I snip them off or just leave them alone?
Jessica P on Jun 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My tree was the same way. The limes grew, but I had a problem with diseased leaves whenI had it in the pot. I treated by spraying and move it. Once I moved it, it was too late to save those limes. I hope this year will be better but so far have not had any blooms. It took my lemon tree three years to produce lemons, that but tree does not have blooms this year either. We had a harsh winter, and I keep mine in a protected area outside. I guess my advice is leave it alone and see.
how tolerant to hot weather?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi! Key Lime trees love hot weather, just remember to keep watered. If in a pot remember the heat will dry out the soil quickly and you might have to water daily depending on the size of your pot. Never water tree in direct or mid day sun!!!
How large should the pot be?
Ron C on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will want to transplant the tree into a 5 or 7 gallon container for optimal growth. It will all really depend on how large you would like for the tree to get. I would not start out any larger than what I mentioned to begin with then move to a larger one as it grows and the roots start to grow.
how do you know when lime
is ready to use?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: when they start to get soft like an orange but not that soft. Mary Lynn
I did not see any seeds in the picture of a cut lime above. Does this tree produce seedless limes ?
ViveGede on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The limes that we have grown do have small seeds in rhem
why do these trees not ship to tx?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is likely because Texas like Califoria has a citrus industry of its own and wants to protect it from any posible investations from outside plants.
Want to keep in pot. Do you offer Dwarf key lime? Or just keep it pruned?
Jen J on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Key Lime that we carry gets 6-12 foot, you can prune them to your desired height.
citrus gain-8-3-9 food. is this ok for dwarf fruit potted trees?
Sylvia K on Mar 12, 2016
I use the same citrus gain 8-3-9 fertilizer for both potted and in the ground lime and lemon citrus trees.
It seems to work well. Be sure not to over fertilize the potted plant. It also needs direct sunlight for part of the day. I water2 to 3 times a week, during the heat of the summer it may need more. it should do quite well.
I noticed in the picture of the cut lime that there were no seeds. Does this tree produce only seedless limes? Do you have the normal key lime which produces limes with seeds ?
ViveGede on May 11, 2016
what is the largest native key lime tree available for shipping to the florida keys and the price?
mark l on Jan 12, 2015
how big is the root of the tree when you ship it ?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014

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