The lemon aspen is a rainforest tree of small to medium height with a dense crown that bears useful and tasty fruit. Good for tropical to subtropical areas with loamy well drained moist soils. Grows to around 15 metres tall, and can be pruned to height to make fruit gathering easier. It is very attractive with large glossy leaves. It fruits a few years from germination, and they taste like a cross between grapefruit and lime, and are good for sauces, desserts and drinks. It flowers in summer and autumn, followed by the small fruit.
Note– this is a large rainforest tree so can become too large for normal gardens
|Scientific Name:||Acronychia acidula|
|Common Name:||Lemon Aspen|
|Other Common Names:||Lemonwood|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large tree|
|Height:||12 ~ 15 metres|
|Width:||4 ~ 8 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Not frost tolerant|
|Special Features:||Edible, Fragrant oils, Decorative fruit, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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