Citrus australasica ‘Pink Ice’

Pink Ice was one of the first commercialised finger lime varieties, and is a medium size shrub producing red to burgundy coloured fruits with clear or pink pearls of juice inside. The aroma of the fruits is similar to ruby grapefruit, and is perfect for cocktails and drinks, as well as cooking. Bears fruit from summer to autumn, with the fruits being ready to harvest when they come very easily off the branch without any effort. It is a great variety for growing in containers and in warm courtyards, and does best in full sun. Water thoroughly in spring and summer, especially on hot days, and particularly when the plant is setting fruit. Use a nitrogen rich fertiliser in spring and in late summer, keeping it away from the trunk of the plant. Prune to shape in the later spring months, lopping off any weak branches.

Scientific Name:Citrus australasica x
Family:Rutaceae
Common Name:Finger Lime
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:4 ~ 6 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen
Special Uses:Edible, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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