Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Drought Tolerance:
- Harvest Time:
- August and December
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st year!
- Botanical Name:
- Citrus aurantifolia
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX
A Lifetime of Limes
Why Key Lime Bushes?
The fresh, sweet scent of the Florida Keys, right in your own garden and now in a fresh silhouette – the Key Lime Bush is a luxuriant, delectable must-have.
And with the Key Lime Bush, it’s easy to go green. For starters, you’ll have fruit in one to two years, or even sooner with our larger sizes. Care is low-maintenance, too, which means fruitful gains and vibrant hues, all without much hassle. It’s easier to move indoors during the winter than other varieties and holds more fruit at a younger age.
So, not only does the Key Lime look amazing and produce tasty little treats, but its lovely flowers also deliver a wonderful scent that will freshen your home during winter months. It’s a bountiful beauty that wows, month after month. And because it’s resistant to pests and diseases, you can grow your Key Limes organically.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
It’s a pick for all seasons and all locations, especially since the Key Lime Bush is self-pollinating and will reliably bear tons of fruit season after season. Especially since we've planted, grown and shipped our Key Lime Bush with utmost care - now, you reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery with fruit and easy growth, much faster than with plants from other nurseries or big box stores.
Year-round growth with lavish looks and flavor, easy as 1-2-3. Is there anything better? Order your Key Lime Bush today!
Key Lime Bush Pollination
Key Lime Bushs are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Key Lime Bush will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Planting & Care
1. Planting: If your winter temperatures consistently fall below 40 degrees, plant your bush in a container to place outside in the summer months and inside during winter.
Choose a pot slightly larger than your Key Lime Bush’s shipped container, with plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil recommended for acid-loving citrus plants.
Fill your pot halfway with soil, remove the bush from its original pot and gently place it in the potting soil. Fill in around the bush with the remainder of the soil, leaving about an inch from the soil surface to the rim of the pot for easy watering.
Lightly tamp down the soil, and give the Key Lime Bush a deep watering until water flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot.
Finally, place your bush in a well-lit area of your home, preferably a south-facing window.
2. Watering: Deep watering is best so that it can penetrate your plant’s root system. After watering, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Mulching can help retain the soil moisture and also combat competing grasses/weeds as well.
If you're not sure when to water, stick your index finger into the soil, down to about 2 inches. If it’s moist, hold off on watering. When you do water the plant, stop once you see water escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your Key Lime Bush during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus-specific fertilizer, like the one included in our Citrus Care Kit, preferably once every six weeks.
During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2 to 3 months. Once the bush has matured a bit, you can skip the cold season fertilization.
4. Pollination: Though this tree is self-fertile, for indoor growth, you can pollinate by hand since most people do not keep a healthy bee population within their home. Simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush 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 in its place.
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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
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 - 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|