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Persian Lime Tree

Persian Lime Tree

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Persian Lime Tree

The World's Most Versatile Lime


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.

Ships this Mon, Oct 6
List: $139.95
Sale: $93.77
6 at $89.08 each
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. Citrus Fertilizer - 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 Citrus Fertilizer Citrus Planting Mix
Sale: $44.86
Planting Mix for Citrus Trees
Rose & Citrus Planting Mix

Helps your Persian 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
Sale: $9.35
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
Sale: $20.07
Persian 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

Take a closer look at the Persian Lime:

  • Distinct flavor, delicious, seedless fruit
  • Great patio plant that will produce indoors
  • Large limes the size of lemons
  • Hardy tree that’s drought tolerant and pest resistant

Put your Garden in the Limelight with the Persian Lime Tree
Also known as the Tahiti lime or Bearss lime, the Persian Lime is the most popular lime around—and for good reason.  You’ll absolutely love all the limes this tree will give you.  Trademark lime-green fruit, dripping with citrus flavor will populate your tree season after season.  Persian limes combine the savory blend of a key lime and a lemon, but without the seeds, bitterness or acidity.  Its full size practically weighs down the branches, giving you a lime that’s simply unbeatable.
Introducing the world’s most Versatile Lime
If you enjoy squeezing fresh lime on your fruit or using lime to enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes, then look no further than the Persian Lime tree.  A spicy fragrance unique among citrus, it’s more tame than the key lime, but also more flavorful.  And if you think key lime pie is a great dessert, just wait until try a Persian Lime pie.  

But the best part is you can harvest your limes right inside your home.  Pot up your Persian Lime and place it by a sunny window in your favorite room and you’ll be amazed at all the limes that arrive each winter!  

Whether you grow it outdoors or in, with all the benefits the Persian Lime tree has to offer, be sure to order yours today while they’re still available.









Growing Zones: 5-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Citrus latifolia
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX
Growing Zones 5-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Persian Lime Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Persian 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 Persian 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 Persian 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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Love our Persian Lime Tree
Bought the Persian Lime & a Navel Orange tree, the Lime tree is doing awesome! Had lots of blossoms and fruit, can't wait to harvest them! Orange tree hasn't done as well, glad we got the insurance as I think it will go back and hopefully have better luck with the replacement tree.
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September 14, 2014
3 months ago
Wonderful little producer!
I have had this little tree for several months now. We have picked 3 limes off the tree and it is still producing. The taste is so much better than store bought. Very low maintenance as well. I would recommend this tree to anyone!
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September 23, 2014
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show various problems of lime trees?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: Lime trees can sometimes get the usual pests that affect every tree. Pests are easily prevented by organic pesticides.
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When to fertilize ?
Mdearriaga on Aug 7, 2014
Best Answer: when using a fertilizer in water do on ascending moon and when fertilizing with compost on soil do on descending moon.
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When do I harvest my limes?
Thanks Cathy
Cathy B on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: To determine whether or not the lime is fully ripened you will want to twist one from the stem of the Lime tree. Once that is done cut it open and if it is juicy inside they are ready to be harvested. If not, you will want to wait a little longer.
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Does the lime tree need pruning ever?
Barb T on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: The Persian Lime Tree doesn't often require pruning. You can prune it to keep it at a desires height or shape. If winter damages any of the limbs, they'll need to be pruned. Also if you have a lot of branches making tons of small limes it will be good to prune a few back so that you'll get bigger limes. A few big ones are often better than a lot of small ones.
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Dose this tree need a pollinator to get fruit?
Cynthia D on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: The Persian Lime Tree is self fertile, and does not need a pollinator. However the fruit yield tends to be much higher when Persian Lime Trees have mates to pollinate with.
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i live on a salt canal will this effect the lime tree if planted outside?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2014
Best Answer: Unless the area is subject to flooding and your Lime Tree could be in standing water it will grow just fine.
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I bought 2-3 feet lime tree from you. Can you tell me how old tree this is and at what age does it produce fruit?
Thong N on Aug 8, 2014
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Persian 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. 

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.