Free Shipping on Orders $79+

You are in Growing Zone:

6

Clear
  Hurry... (Ends in )

We don't sell bare-root plants (see why)
Checkout Shopping Cart: (0) Items
  • Buddha's Hand Citron for Sale

    Buddha's Hand Citron for Sale

 
*images shown are of mature plants

Buddha's Hand Citron

Citrus medica

This item is currently SOLD OUT
You may be interested in the products below...
Notify me when this item is back in stock!

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)



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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

20-25 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow-Moderate

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Citrus medica

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Give Yourself a Buddha’s Hand

Here's Why You Should:

  • Distinctive Citrus Tree with Oriental appeal
  • Incredible looking fruit with flavor enhancing abilities
  • Wonderful fragrance freshens air indoors

Buddha's Hand Adds Interest, Intrigue to your Garden

A sturdy, upright citrus tree with deep green leaves, the Buddha's Hand will add a sense of mystery, intrigue and oriental flair to your garden. The fruit is almost beyond description. At first glance, it may remind you of a lemon that was consumed by an octopus. But that probably doesn't do it justice. Let's just say this is about the coolest looking citrus fruit you've ever seen. Long, fingerlike structures curl outward from each fruit, forming what looks like bright yellow hands throughout your tree. Neighbors and admirers are sure to ask, "what kind of fruit is that?" We can guarantee they've never seen anything quite like the fruit hanging in great supply from your Buddha's Hand.

Nectar of the Gods

Although the Buddha's Hand fruit contains no pulp or juice, there are still plenty of wonderful uses for it. Unlike most citrus, the Buddha's Hand is not bitter, which means the zest is perfect for shaving into salads, used to create candied citrus peel or accompany baked goods for extra flavor. Perhaps the most popular use of this fruit is in creating the most delectable cocktails imaginable. Many enthusiasts create simple syrups for amazing drinks. You can even infuse vodka to create your own 'Buddhacellos.' Aside from the flavor enhancing qualities, the Buddha's Hand fruit can be used indoors as an air freshener because of its fragrant aroma.

With all the possibilities this incredible citrus has to offer and the unique charm the tree will add to your garden, be sure to order your Buddha's Hand today.





Customers who bought this item also bought...

Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
2 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
1
1
0
0
0
I live in Fayetteville, NC (growing Zone 8).

The tree was delivered and its about 7/8 foot tall and one BHC fruit already growing on it.

It has now been planted for about 2 weeks and most leaves have turned yellow. I suppose I will call the nursary and see what fertilizer (if any) on the Buddha hand Citron tree they use.

Anyways, I hope I am a proud owner of this tree for many years. If you want updates here is my FB page name : Staci Renee Hoskins Cagle
User submitted image
User submitted image
User submitted image
User submitted image
User submitted image
August 23, 2016
Fayetteville , NC
Growing Zone:
8
Help with Budda's Hand
I recently purchased two Buddha's Hand Citron trees. It took a while to get the trees, and upon arrival they seemed in good to fair condition. One tree had a small yellowish/green fruit on it about the size of my palm. It had some flowers that were budding and some open. The plant stands up straight and looks generally healthy, but the leaves showed some damage with holes, yellowing, curled, not shiny, with some dead ends and some just dead!

The second tree looked worse. It was smaller, growing a little crooked, had no fruit, the leaves were the same way with some holes, yellowing and many were curled. I immediately transplanted them to bigger pots with citrus soil, fertilizer, and I watered them. I also added some Ironite to help with the yellowing. After two months the leaves still look the same. The smaller plant has many curled leaves, Both have yellowish, dull, and curled leaves with holes and dead ends. The flowers bud, bloom, and die very quickly, or bud and never open.

I'm watering but their condition has not really changed. They're not "dying" I don't think, but after pruning off all of the bad leaves, the good leaves are continuing this trend. Something isn't right. It's been in he 40's at night so I've moved them indoors (yesterday 12/29/17) for a day to see if that helps. I'm in zone 9 so they should thrive here. I ordered from Armstrong's and do not blame them as they had to order the trees for me, and they arrived in that condition. What could be the problem?
December 30, 2017
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Buddha's Hand Citron


Buddha's Hand Citron Planting Diretions

The Buddha’s Hand Citron (Citrus medica) also known as the Fingered Citron is not like your average citrus tree. It gets its name from the clusters of fragmented finger-like fruits and contains no pulp or juice. As with most citrus plants, it needs a warmer climate to thrive and is recommended for zones 8-11, but can be grown in a container indoors in cooler zones. Reaching a mature height of 6-8 feet and width of 3-4 feet, it’s compact size is perfect for any small garden and adds a unique oriental touch. They have deep green leaves and produce pinkish-white flowers that are aromatic and also twice the size of an average citrus flower. The fruits are purple when small, turning green and then bright yellow once ripened. The non-bitter tasting fruit is perfect when sliced into your favorite cocktail, candied or zested into your favorite dish.

Selecting a location: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight, 6-8 hours per day is best. They can tolerate some shade, but thrive in full sun. You’ll want to ensure trees are spaced 8-10 feet apart if planting more than one. These trees also do better in areas with high humidity so you may also need to create humidity for your tree by misting the leaves daily with water. Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity but placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant will feed humidity to the tree as the water evaporates.

Planting Directions (in Ground): If you are located in zones 8-11 and your winter temperatures stay consistently warm, your Buddha's hand will do well being planting outside in the ground. Be sure the area has well draining soil.

1) Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root system.
2) Place the tree in the hole and back fill it with your sandy, well-drained, acidic soil. If you have clay soil, try amending it with sand, stone, perlite or fine potting soil.
3) Tamp the soil down as you back fill the hole to cut back on any pockets from forming.
4) After planting, be sure to give your Buddha's hand tree a deep watering for about 5 minutes. Mulching around the tree will help insulate the roots and keep your plant warm in the colder winter months as well.

Planting Instructions (potted): If your winter temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees, plant your tree in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside in the winter. A planter with built-in casters is a good choice so it can easily be moved. Choose a pot slightly larger than what it was shipped in that has plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil preferably recommended for acid loving citrus plants.

1) Fill your pot halfway with soil. Remove the tree from its original pot and gently place it in the potting soil.
2) Fill in around the tree with the remainder of the potting soil but be sure not to cover the grafted area of the tree. Leave about an inch from the soil surface to the rim of the pot for easy watering.
3) Lightly pack down the soil. Immediately after planting, give your tree a deep watering until it flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot.
4) Place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a south-facing window, where it is going to get plenty of sunlight. Supplement with a grow light if it will not receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. You may also need to create humidity for your tree by placing the pot on a saucer of pebbles or misting the leaves daily with water.

Watering: Buddha's hands do not like wet feet. Be sure to give your tree a deep watering so that it can penetrate into the root system. After watering, allow the top 2-3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Yellowing and droopy leaves is a common sign of over watering while brown, dry leaves are a sign of under watering. Mulching can help retain the soil moisture and also combat competing grasses/weeds.

For potted Buddha's, stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels more dry at that depth. When ready to water, stop once you see it escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.

Pollination assistance: You can pollinate your indoor trees by hand since most people do not keep a healthy bee population within their home. Simply take a small, dry, fine tipped paint brush and stick it into the center of the bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated. Do this once daily and don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.

Fertilization: Feed your Buddha's hand tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus specific fertilizer once every six weeks. Espoma Citrus Tone is highly recommended but any organic fertilizer specifically for citrus should suffice. This will help keep your tree on a healthy growth cycle but also replenish the nutrients in the soil. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2-3 months. Once the tree has matured a bit and has got a few years on it, you can skip the cold season fertilization. The same fertilizing regimen should be followed for potted Buddha's hand trees as well. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.

Pruning: Pruning can be done at any time of the year for in ground planted Buddha's hands except in the winter. Make 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light to flow between the branches. “Leggy” looking branches may indicate that there is not enough light getting to the tree’s interior. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree. Remove suckers as they form/grow from the base as they will steal away nutrients from the primary trunk of the tree. Pruning can be done at any time of the year for the potted Buddha's hand.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 7 answers
Can this be in a large pot? What type of soil or potting mix would work. Any additives required?
Derek G on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be planted in a large container, I would use a citrus potting mix.
How long before the jumbo might produce fruit?
Todd S on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 4-5 foot should start producing fruit the next year.
What MONTH does Buddas hand ripen?
Drew G on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They fruit September - November.
What time of year does the fruit ripen?
Drew G on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm in S. Arkansas and I received mine a few months ago and it bloomed like crazy last month (76 total) of which, 14 were female and so far, so good on the fruit set. I'll definitely remove several in order to ensure mature fruit but it'll be interesting to see if it'll fruit again near the end of the year?
Can I start new plants with the seed pods? Also, 1 fruit last year, none this year. Why?
Julie T on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be grown from the seeds. If a fruit tree is very young its branches may not be strong enough to support the fruit. Also, sometimes a fruit tree may not produce as much to save energy for next years fruit.
Why does it not ship to Texas?
RaeLynne A on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.

Shipping Details



Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted


Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.


Shipping Alert:

Due to cold weather, 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 3, 4, 5 or 6. 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.


Zone Map

Zone

Shipping Resumes

Zones 3 & 4

Week of Apr 30th

Zones 5

Week of Apr 16th

Zones 6

Week of Mar 26th

Zones 7-11

Ships Now!

Shipping Cost


Amount of Order

Standard

Less than $15

$11.95

$15.00-$23.99

$13.95

$24.00-$39.99

$16.95

$40.00-$78.99

$19.95

$79+

FREE