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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.

4-5 ft.

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Citrus Planting Kit
Citrus Planting Kit

Our Citrus Kit allows you to easily pot up your citrus in a container with the soil and fertilizer yor avocado tree requires.

Your citrus kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any citrus tree. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your citrus tree off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Citrus Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your citrus tree maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Citrus Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Citrus Planting Mix
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Planting Mix for Citrus Trees
Rose & Citrus Planting Mix

Helps your Key Lime Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Key Lime Tree
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


DIEHARD Transplant
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Now you can have the fresh, sweet scent of the Florida Keys right in your own garden with our Key Lime Tree. Packed with delicious, deep green fruit, this high quality tree will yield baskets of incredible limes either in your garden, potted on your deck or patio—even in your favorite room inside your home. All it takes is a sunny spot in just about any location and get ready to enjoy the unmatched flavor that only the Key Lime can deliver. Want the best of both worlds? Place your Key Lime tree in a decorative container and bring it indoors when the weather turns cold. There’s no better way to enjoy its natural, tropical aroma. Set it in your favorite room and you’ll have authentic Key Limes within arm’s reach and a short walk to the kitchen where you can bake unforgettable, homemade Key Lime Pies.

Just a few reasons you should “Go Green” with Key Lime

• It’s small size makes it portable and versatile enough to plant and grow fruit just about anywhere
• Not only looks great but the lovely flowers will deliver a wonderful scent that will freshen your home during winter months. It’s a natural air freshener that will last the whole season through!
• You’ll enjoy a high yield of fresh, juicy fruit dripping with the tart flavor only authentic Key Limes can deliver.
• Naturally resistant to pests and diseases so you can grow your Key Limes organically.
• A hardy tree that adapts to most soils and is virtually maintenance and trouble free

Flowers, Fruit and Fragrance—A Winning Combination

Soon after you plant your Key Lime tree, small, white flowers will begin to emerge. The delicate and aromatic blooms will give way to clusters of lime-green fruit that will you’re your tree. The more sun your Key Lime tree soaks up, the healthier the crop you can expect, typically as much as 50 pounds or more of Key Limes every year. It’s like brining a slice of the Florida Keys right into your own yard. Why not make this rare tropical treasure part of your garden design?

One Taste Says it All

When it comes to taste, the Key Lime is unlike any other lime in the world. Native to the tiny string of islands off the southern tip of eastern Florida, the Key Lime offers a refreshing blend of tartness and sweetness that is all its own. It’s unique and incredibly fresh flavor lends itself well to cooking a diversity of culinary specialties including Coconut Crusted Mahi with Key Lime juice, Grilled Salmon with Key Lime Butter and other savory dishes only limited by your imagination. Follow that with homemade Key Lime Pie to sample the perfect blend of sweetness and tanginess like no other dessert on earth. Key Limes are also a great way to spruce up traditional cocktails and for making homemade Key Lime Barbeque sauce. With Key Limes, the possibilities are endless.

A Lime for all Seasons

As if the Key Lime tree didn’t have enough great attributes, here’s one more: they are self-pollinating and will reliably bear tons of fruit season after season. If you’re growing your tree indoors, the pollination process will require an additional step: removing one flower and gently wiping it over the others. That’s it! When the fruit starts to grow you’ll notice a steady production run that peaks when summer begins and fall ends. After about 4 months, your lime’s flavor will be prime for picking. A pale green color is usually your key that they’re ready to enjoy. You can even store them in plastic containers in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Grow Organic Limes

Naturally resistant to pests and diseases that most other citrus plants struggle with, our Key Lime trees make excellent additions to any organic garden, making them the perfect fit for the most discerning organic gardener. Just use a quality organic soil with the recommended fertilizer mixture to grow great tasting, healthy fruit the whole family will enjoy.

Don’t Delay—Plant your Key Lime Tree Today

Now that you all the benefits that Key Lime trees have to offer, why put off until tomorrow what you can plant today? If your planting area is thawed and provides sufficient sunlight, you can plant your Key Lime Tree year round. Even if the ground is frozen get things started in a container indoors then move the tree outside once the ground is ready for planting.




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
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX
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

Specific Directions for Key Lime Tree

Plant your Key Lime Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although Key Lime Trees prefer full sun, they can tolerate shade. If planted indoors place your Key Lime Tree by a large sunny window.

Key Lime Trees prefer acidic soil but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Water your Key Lime Tree twice a week, and be sure that the sil doesn't get over saturated. Apple a citrus fertilize to your tree four times a year.

Flowers will be on your tree year around but a higher concentration of flowers appears in the Spring. Once the flowers are pollinated and limes start to grow it takes about four months for them to mature. Key Limes only ripen on the tree. Don't pick them until they turn a light yellow green color, this is when they're the sweetest and juiciest.


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.
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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.
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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
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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. 

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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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$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
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$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.