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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

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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
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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.

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.



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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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
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
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1 year 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!
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December 31, 2012
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1 year 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! :-) )
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
Our key lime tree is green & flowering, however we've not had any limes yet.I am eagerly waiting
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I bought one of these a year ago.It was a prompt replacement for a lemon tree that I received severely damaged during shipping. It was touch and go for awhile but this summer the patio tree has flourished and is abundant in strong limbs and large leaves. Transplanting is critical for these trees. Follow the instructions to the letter. Do Not deviate. I am looking forward to blooms this fall and maybe a lime or two. Thanks for excellent service.
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December 31, 2012
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3 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
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
LOVE this tree. When it came by fedex, I couldn't wait to plant it. It was about 1.5 ft tall. Since planting in a large pot, it has doubled in size in about a months time. I can't wait for the limes to come
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
tree doing well in a large pot on the patio. Growing vigorously though no limes yet!
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I bought a key lime tree about a month ago. I went to Home Depot and got the best soil they have, the tree is doing great it has new leaves growing and I see tiny little flowers growing that means I will be having limes soon!! This tree is about 3-4 ft. Now when my son saw my lime tree he wanted one so I order another Key Lime tree and a Clementine tree. I receive the 2 other trees about 2 weeks ago. The Key Lime tree came with lots of tiny little white flowers the tree is doing great now this tree is about 4-5 ft. The Clementine tree is about 3 ft tall and is doing great I started to see little flower growing out this little tree. I'm glad I ordered from this website. I highly recommend the Fast-growing-tree. I guess if you buy the best soil they really grow fast and bloom I hope to see limes and clementine soon. Fast growing that is exactly what the trees do when they arrived to your home, just so you all know is february and they are doing great here in N
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December 31, 2012
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2 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.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I bought the 4-6 foot lime tree back in April. I planted it in a container and put it on my back porch. It has really thrived this year and I will be picking limes off it in the first season. I am really impressed with this tree and I recommend this company to my friends and neighbors.
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December 31, 2012
I planted the tree in a huge pot because I have to put it in my greenhouse during the winder. The tree has put out new growth and appears to have adapted quite well to the pot . I water it once or twice a week and use a fertilizer for citrus plants on it. Also, I use a water soluble fertilizer for acid loving plants (citrus plants love an acid soil) on it once a month.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Tree came almost fully grown, kept it inside in the winter with 8 hours of sun and it's outside now. Doesn't like too much water but very heat resistant with the summer we've had. Few fruits growing but I didn't fertilize as much as I should've this spring. Overall good bu
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Growing nicely, blooming and producing a lot of limes
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
big, healthy tree. Would appreciate pruning and fertilizing tips, as I am new to this type of tree. Anticipate decent yield next year (if I can over-winter it successfully indoors)
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
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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.
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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 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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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Key Lime Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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. 

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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. 
 
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$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
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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.





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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.