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Key Lime Tree

Citrus aurantifolia


1. Height

  • Ships: Wed, Aug 2
  • 1 yr. - Fruit Bearing Size (Bush Form)

2. Quantity

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:

6-12 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

August and December

Fruit Color:

Green to Yellow

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Citrus aurantifolia

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Enjoy a lifetime of Limes!

- 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.

Key Lime Tree Pollination

Key Lime Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Key Lime Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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! :-) )
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
over 3 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.
January 1, 2013
lss vegas, NV
over 5 years ago
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A happy tree!
This little guy survived the mountain summer with flying colors on the patio and has now started to grow like crazy since we moved him inside. It's a healthy and happy plant, and a fun family project.
November 4, 2014
Glenwood Springs, CO
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years 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!
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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I have always wanted a lime tree to make some pies and also to use with drinks!
Dawn L on Jul 17, 2017
Because I can grow them in my home this winter when it's snowing outside.
Heather H on Jun 29, 2017
I have always wanted a lime tree to make some pies and also to use with drinks!
Dawn L on Jul 17, 2017
Must have lime for gin and tonic, too lazy to go to store
John B on Jun 30, 2017
Because I can grow them in my home this winter when it's snowing outside.
Heather H on Jun 29, 2017
We use a lot of limes in our home, and in the long run this will save us money.
Luella D on Jun 25, 2017
Nicholas P on Jun 25, 2017
wife wanted
john f on Jun 18, 2017
We like limes, we always buy limes. We save money and time plus help environment.
Maddie C on Jun 18, 2017
thought it would complement my lemon tree.
Peter K on Jun 16, 2017
house warming gift for a friend
Sue Q on Jun 16, 2017
father day gift
Lisa T on Jun 9, 2017
Husband loves limes, father's day gift
Lori M on Jun 7, 2017
doing very well amaizing tree --if lucky this year we will get 1 lime 4-5 feet tall now
j j on May 30, 2017
love key limes
Robert B on May 14, 2017
I live limes
Jesus A on Apr 29, 2017
great flowers, great scent, great taste specially when used in margarita :)
Manya M on Apr 20, 2017
Love them
KJ S on Mar 31, 2017
Love to make gin & tonic, Mexican food, etc. with lime in the summer
Marilyn G on Mar 25, 2017
Very juicy lime
Jorge R on Mar 20, 2017
Key Lime pie! Why else.
Cheri B on Mar 19, 2017
Good reviews
Jasmine G on Feb 9, 2017
limes is something I purchase often, I rather grow my own.
Luvenia H on Feb 2, 2017
They look very healthy and I'm hoping your merchandise is healthy and I can't wait to get started with my beautiful Key Lime plants ! I use a lot of Limes and Lemons in my cooking! Can't wait to receive my trees and plant them is large beautiful pots. so that I am flexible with there sites and will be able to keep them happy ! Fast Growing Trees Inc. sounds like a caring nursery ! I'll soon be able to let you know !!!
Patricia T on Jan 15, 2017
Want it for indoor decoration and eating
Dana B on Jan 6, 2017
I needed a special gift for a very good friend. I couldn't think of anything worthy. She has been working in her yard ALL YEAR so I knew I wanted a plant. She only drinks Corona Light = HELLO - what better gift than a Key Lime Tree and a 6 pack. DONE = thank you so much.
Yvonne W on Dec 14, 2016
Dawn C on Nov 25, 2016
if you drink a glass every morning, it will boost your energy throughout the day
nivar D on Nov 4, 2016
To add variety to my collection,
Fast Growing Trees has been a great company as this will be my 6th tree from them
Donald T on Oct 23, 2016
You always need good limes in the kitchen.
Guest on Oct 21, 2016
I previously had a key lime tree on my patio but it contracted scales. Because of this, I had to destroy the tree. When it was healthy, it was easy to grow and produced fruit with little effort. It was also attractive.
Dodie E on Oct 20, 2016
I love fresh limes! The idea of picking them from my own trees is just too cool!
Amy K on Oct 10, 2016
MARTHA Z on Oct 7, 2016
Would like fresh limes
Sue B on Sep 23, 2016
Enjoy limes in my water.
tami s on Sep 15, 2016
Can be grown indoors.
Theresa S on Sep 7, 2016
Trees are always healthy
sharon c on Sep 1, 2016
I really love fresh lime juice, it's refreshing, helps to lose weight and delicious and I want to save money on the long run.
Lisseth R on Aug 27, 2016
On sale. The price was reasonable.
Christina R on Aug 6, 2016
Love Key Lime!
Clay P on Jul 28, 2016
Scent and look
michelle r on Jul 28, 2016
Grew up eating key limes. There are no better limes!
Karen M on Jun 30, 2016
I like the tree and it's appearance.
chris k on Jun 28, 2016
I want fresh limes to use in cocktails and for baking!
Lynn D on Jun 19, 2016
Small. Easy to grow inside.
Carol R on Jun 12, 2016
My wife has a small lemon tree and she wanted a Lime tree.
Tim h on Jun 11, 2016
For my Gin and Tonics on warm summer evenings after a hard days work in the field.
Josh S on Jun 10, 2016
Drink Garnish?
Sean F on Apr 21, 2016
Because my family can't live with out Limes
Uriel B on Apr 15, 2016
love lemons
vinay p on Mar 28, 2016
Indoor tree
Duffy M on Mar 13, 2016
i drink vodka & soda with lime.
salvatore r on Mar 8, 2016
Must have lime for gin and tonic, too lazy to go to store
John B on Jun 30, 2017
We use a lot of limes in our home, and in the long run this will save us money.
Luella D on Jun 25, 2017
I have had my key lime tree for a couple of years. It flowers but no limes develop. Why?
Kathy G on Mar 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You might need to do some hand pollination. Here is a link to one of our blogs for instructions:

is the key lime tree self pollinating?
David H on Jan 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are self pollinating. The Key Lime Lime trees are self-fruitful, meaning their flowers contain both male and female parts, so they provide their own pollen. If kept indoors at all times we would suggest to hand pollinate.
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.
Hi is key lime tree , fig tree , pomegranate tree can grow out side in weather of Delaware 19971 ?
Jaanki . on Nov 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm a bit north of you, just north of Philly, in zone 6. I have to bring it in during the winter. If it gets any colder than 45F where you are I think you will too. Tree is doing well in a big pot, I use a couple grow lights on it in the winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
How large should the pot be?
Ron C on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will want to transplant the tree into a 5 or 7 gallon container for optimal growth. It will all really depend on how large you would like for the tree to get. I would not start out any larger than what I mentioned to begin with then move to a larger one as it grows and the roots start to grow.
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
I live in Pennsylvania, can i plant outdoors?
Rossy on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it gets too cold in the winter in the Northeast for these trees to survive outdoors. You can only have it as a patio plant where you live- keep it potted (large pot) & outside from spring through September. Oct- early April it should be kept indoors near a window. If you have a heated front or back porch, that would be a good option. I move mine to the dining room for cold months. Also because it's potted and can't take nutrients & moisture from the ground, you want to make sure it's watered every other day & may need to add plant food over time.
Is this a thornless key lime tree.?...I googled thornless and this site came up, but it does not say that it is thornless.
Andria D on Mar 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The one I have for Florida has thorns.
I did not see any seeds in the picture of a cut lime above. Does this tree produce seedless limes ?
ViveGede on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The limes that we have grown do have small seeds in rhem
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.
Are the key lime tree resistant to deer?
Leroy B on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse deer will eat anything.
Live in zone 6. Have a potted key lime tree. At what temp do we need to bring it inside?
Gregg on Nov 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would bring it in before the first frost.
What type of tree is a key lime...unisex,male or female? Trying to find out how to pollinate.
Frank on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lime trees are unisex, not needing a pollinator.
Why do citrus trees that grow in region 7/8 in TX, not ship to this area?
Kay C on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.
Do the limes produce seeds in them?
Shy G on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the Key Limes are seedless.
Why won't my lime bloom?
Mike k on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There could be a number of reasons why your Lime tree is not blooming. Could be a lack of nutrients or not getting enough heat/sunlight, improper watering. Sometimes with fruit, they just wont produce for a year, it could be environmental stress, or the tree could be reserving its energy for next years production.
I noticed in the picture of the cut lime that there were no seeds. Does this tree produce only seedless limes? Do you have the normal key lime which produces limes with seeds ?
ViveGede on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Love and enjoy my key lime trees. No seeds. Fruit is firm and taste/smells amazing. How cool to go out on my porch and get fresh limes.
Want to keep in pot. Do you offer Dwarf key lime? Or just keep it pruned?
Jen J on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Key Lime that we carry gets 6-12 foot, you can prune them to your desired height.
citrus gain-8-3-9 food. is this ok for dwarf fruit potted trees?
Sylvia K on Mar 12, 2016
I use the same citrus gain 8-3-9 fertilizer for both potted and in the ground lime and lemon citrus trees.
It seems to work well. Be sure not to over fertilize the potted plant. It also needs direct sunlight for part of the day. I water2 to 3 times a week, during the heat of the summer it may need more. it should do quite well.
Dose the key lime has seeds?
Louis on Aug 23, 2016
how big is the root of the tree when you ship it ?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014

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