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Kaffir Lime Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Experience the aromatic and tangy flavors of the Kaffir Lime Tree, perfect for adding a zesty twist to your culinary creations. Order online now and enjoy the convenience of homegrown citrus.


Cold Hardy 26°
Growing Zone 9A - 10B
Sunlight Part to Full
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Product Description

Kaffir Lime Tree: Experience the Zest of Tropical Flavor

About the Fruit

The Kaffir Lime Tree is a treasure trove of exotic flavors. Its distinctive leaves and aromatic peel are widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine, adding a burst of citrusy fragrance and tangy taste to dishes. The small, bumpy green fruit is not typically consumed on its own but is prized for its leaves and zest. From Thai curries to refreshing cocktails, the Kaffir Lime is a must-have ingredient in any discerning chef’s kitchen.

What to Know About the Tree

The Kaffir Lime Tree is an evergreen wonder that brings a touch of the tropics to your landscape. With its glossy, dark green leaves and thorny branches, it adds an exotic flair to any garden. This compact tree, reaching a height of 6-10 feet, displays its lush foliage throughout the year, making it an attractive choice for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. The unique feature of the Kaffir Lime Tree is its powerful fragrance, which fills the air with a refreshing citrus scent.

Harvest Season

The Kaffir Lime Tree delights with its bountiful harvest in late fall through early spring. During this time, the tree produces an abundance of vibrant green fruit, ready to be transformed into culinary masterpieces. As you pluck the aromatic leaves and pick the ripe fruit, your senses will be captivated by the invigorating scent of fresh citrus, elevating your cooking to new heights.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine creating a stunning fruitscape™ that goes beyond traditional landscaping. The Kaffir Lime Tree adds a touch of elegance and tropical charm to your outdoor space. Its lush foliage and fragrant blossoms create a serene environment, while the vibrant green fruit adds a pop of color and a zesty twist to your culinary adventures. Whether planted as a focal point in your garden or potted for versatility, the Kaffir Lime Tree is sure to impress both visually and gastronomically.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we take pride in delivering a top-notch customer experience. Our Kaffir Lime Trees are shipped 100% in pot, ensuring that you receive a healthy and robust plant, just like buying in person. With our superior packaging and easy shipping, your tree will arrive in perfect condition, ready to thrive in your garden. As a nationally renowned, family-owned and operated online nursery, we provide a trusted and friendly shopping experience. Join our community of satisfied gardeners and elevate your culinary creations with the Kaffir Lime Tree today.

Cold Hardy26°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes, Trifoliate or Sour Orange Rootstook
Growing Zone9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
Mature Height12-14 FT
Mature Width8-10 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing8-10 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Citrus-tone Fertilizer. This product is specifically formulated for citrus & avocado trees, providing them with the essential nutrients they need for vibrant growth and abundant harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Lime Trees

Elevate your garden, patio, or indoor space with the refreshing appeal of our Lime Trees. These bright, vibrant citrus trees are an excellent choice for gardeners of all levels, offering visual beauty, enticing fragrances, and a harvest that’s as delicious as it is nutritious.

Perfect for warmer climates when planted in the ground and equally suited to container gardening in cooler regions, lime trees are a versatile addition to any Fruitscaping™ project. Their glossy green foliage, fragrant white blossoms, and eye-catching fruit bring a burst of tropical charm to any setting.

The benefits of cultivating a lime tree go beyond its ornamental qualities. Fresh, homegrown limes can transform culinary creations, adding a tangy twist to beverages, main dishes, desserts, and even preserves. Packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants, limes not only enhance your food but also contribute to a healthy diet.

Lime trees are a year-round delight, offering visual interest in every season. Their lush green leaves create a serene backdrop, with clusters of aromatic blossoms appearing in the spring. As the seasons change, these blossoms develop into small green fruits, gradually growing and intensifying in color until they reach their characteristic bright hue.

Growing and caring for a lime tree is a rewarding endeavor. These trees prefer a sunny location and well-draining soil. Regular watering and application of a citrus-focused fertilizer, like Espoma Organic Citrus-tone, will keep your tree in prime condition, encouraging a generous fruit yield.

Whether you’re nurturing a standard or a dwarf variety, our lime trees are a perfect fit for your Fruitscaping™ journey. Experience the joy of planting and caring for your tree, and enjoy the satisfaction of a bountiful, tangy harvest.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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