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Buddha's Hand Citron Tree Citrus medica

28 reviews
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  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree
  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree
  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree
  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree
  • Buddha's Hand Citron Tree

    Buddha's Hand Citrus is often served candied.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st year!
Botanical Name: Citrus medica
Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

Product Description

Exotic, Flavorful Citrus That's Easy-Growing

Why Buddha's Hand Citron Trees?

It's a distinctive tree with incredible-looking fruit, flavor-enhancing abilities and a wonderful fragrance that freshens the air indoors. A sturdy, upright citrus tree with deep green leaves, the Buddha's Hand Citron Tree is an exotic favorite.

Long, fingerlike structures curl outward from each fruit, forming what looks like bright yellow hands throughout your tree. And 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, creating candied citrus peel or accompanying baked goods for extra flavor. Perhaps the most popular use of this fruit is in creating the most delectable cocktails imaginable. In fact, you can even infuse vodka to create your own 'Buddhacellos.'

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Aside from its flavor-enhancing qualities and unique look, the Buddha's Hand fruit can be used indoors as an air freshener because of its fragrant aroma. So, it's versatile and one-of-a-kind.

But the best part is its strong, healthy growth from day one. We've planted, grown and nurtured our Buddha's Hand Citron Trees for easy, carefree results - that means that your Buddha's Hand will arrive at your door with a healthier root system and more developed branching.

With all the possibilities this incredible citrus has to offer and the charm the tree will add to your garden, the Buddha's Hand is exceptional. Get your own today!

Pollination Info

Buddha's Hand Citron Tree Pollination

Buddha's Hand Citron Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Buddha's Hand Citron Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: For the Buddha's Hand Citron, choose a location with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight - about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day.

When you're ready to plant your Citron, select a container that's about twice the width of the shipped container and one with drainage holes. From there, fill your pot halfway with soil, place your tree, and then backfill the rest with soil, leaving about one or two inches at the top. Finally, water your plant to settle the roots.

2. Watering: Be sure to water your Citron Tree regularly for its first year once each week and more frequently during the hot season and periods of extended drought.

After the first year, the tree’s roots will become a bit more established and you can reduce watering to once every two weeks.

A good rule of thumb? Using your index finger. Stick it into the pot and feel around for moisture - if there is still some present in the soil, hold off on watering. If it feels like it is drying out on the top couple inches, water just enough until you see it escaping the drainage holes and stop.

3. Fertilizing: Container-grown Buddha's Hand Citron Trees will require a well-balanced fertilizer formula specialized for growing citrus. This formula already contains all of the micronutrients that the tree will need. Feed the trees regularly, but be sure to follow the directions on the fertilizer’s packaging.

The typical time frame for container-grown citrus is to start in February and provide fertilizer once every 4 to 6 weeks until September.

4. Pruning: Remove suckers as they appear by pinching them off of the tree or using a sterilized pair of cutters to remove them. You can easily sterilize your tool(s) by wiping them with a household rubbing alcohol. Prune off any dead or damaged branches in the early spring after the threat of frosts has passed.

5. Pollination: You can pollinate your indoor Buddha's Hand by hand using a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush. Swirl the brush around the center of each bloom and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated, and repeat the process daily. Don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The blooms will fall and the fruit will begin to form.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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.

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$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
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TS
05/12/2021
Twyla S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Agent was AMAZING and plant is blooming!

I would give you all ten stars if I could. I ordered this on a Tuesday and while the agent could not guarantee a Saturday delivery for my parents anniversary, she was very supportive and said she would make her best effort. She was able to ultimately get the tree delivered on that Saturday and my parents were delighted. They saw their first bloom today! Thank you so much!

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Buddha's Hand Citron Tree Review
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11/05/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Buddha’s Hand Citron Tree

Arrived in great condition, tall with healthy foliage. Extremely pleased!

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Buddha's Hand Citron Tree Review
JT
12/22/2021
Jodi T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Plant was healthy when delivered

Still growing and producing leaves and buds

SB
11/30/2021
susana b.
United States United States
I recommend this product

My precious citron plant

The tree is big and looks healthy. The only problem is that the leaves are slightly yellowish. Looking at fertilizing it and adding magnesium and zinc to help it acclimate after its journey to my home.

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08/24/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Buddha hand tree

Better packed and nice size plant to be better chance to survive in the future. So far so good

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