Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 3-5 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 2-3 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Citrus japonica
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX
Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
The Sweetness of Limes and Zest of Citrus
Why Limequat Citrus Trees?
The Limequat Citrus Tree is bred for the best balance: A natural cross between a Key Lime and a Kumquat. Limequats are small yellow-green fruit about the size of kumquats, which you can snack on without the time-consuming hassle of peeling.
Plus, they have the sweet flavors of limes and oranges with a tart aftertaste. Their unique flavor is perfect for cooking with, as well as adding to drinks to give your favorite recipes some extra zest.
And Limequat Trees are one of the most highly recommended house plants because they love growing in containers indoors. During the warmer months you can place your Limequat tree out on the deck or patio for a decorative ornamental tree. They can also be placed in corners as accent pieces or on tabletops to be the center of attention.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
For starters, Limequats are a favorite fruit to grow among gardeners of all levels from beginners to advanced, because they are drought tolerant, heat resistant and even survive in low light. Best of all, they require very little attention in order to bloom and produce tons of fruit.
We nurtured our Limequat Trees, from planting to growth and shipping, so that they’re proven performers by the time they arrive to your door. So, no green thumb is no problem – our extra work ahead of time makes it easy to harvest and grow, right in your homescape.
Experience the effortless vibes and delicious taste for yourself…get the Limequat Tree today!
Limequat Citrus Tree Pollination
Limequat Citrus Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Limequat Citrus Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
It’s going to look great when it grows up
great company. got back to me right away when one of my products was shipped damaged. let me know when it was delivered. very good product. I would recomend them any time.
I bought this for my brother. When he received it, it was was in beautiful condition. It had over a dozen tiny limequats on it and two almost full sized ones. He was very happy with it and it is thriving. He loves it. It was a great purchase. It arrived very fast also. I have bought a lot of plants from FGT and will be buying more.
Not good for indoors
I bought the tree for indoors and it hasn't grown very much. At first many of the leaves fell off but then there were some blooms. I have one limequat at the moment and it is still green. There have been no new leaves grown in the six months that I have had the plant.
We love this tree. I sent one to my daughter in Connecticut as well. We live in Michigan. Our limequat arrived just a month ago and it already has thirteen baby fruit on it. It's in a big pot in the living room receiving 6 hours of indirect light from the North. It's a joy!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight, 6 to 8 hours per day is best. They can tolerate some shade but thrive in full sun.
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.
If your winter temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees, plant your tree in a container. 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.
Place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a south-facing window, where it is going to get plenty of sunlight. 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.
2. Watering: After watering once or twice weekly, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again.
For potted Limequats, stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels drier at that depth.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your Limequat Tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus-specific fertilizer, such as the one included in our Citrus Care Kit, once every six weeks. During the fall and winter seasons, ease back to fertilizing once every 2 to 3 months. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.
4. Pruning: 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 Limequat.
5. Pollination: Our trees are self-fertile but can be pollinated by hand when you're growing indoors. Simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush and stick it into the center of each bloom on your Limequat. 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 on your tree.
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!|