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Key Lime Tree

Key Lime Tree

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A lifetime of limes! Just pot it up and place it on your patio. When winter hits, just bring your lime tree inside, near a window that gets plenty of light.

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Key Lime Tree

Enjoy a lifetime of Limes!

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

2-3 ft.
Ships: Tue, Oct 28
List: $79.95
Sale: $39.98
6 at $37.98 each
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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

Mature Height: 6-12 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant 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.

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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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: These trees are normal lime trees which will grow to full size if planted in the ground. They may grow to a height of 10-12 feet and comparable girth. They'll need LOTS of water.
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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.
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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.
Reply · Report · Jamie L on Jul 30, 2014
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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.
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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.
Reply · Report · Andy H on Sep 29, 2014
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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!!!
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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.
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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
Reply · Report · Mary on Oct 18, 2014
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how big is the root of the tree when you ship it ?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.