Green Sapphire is a cultivar in the Citrus Gems range, which are grafted and tolerate more challenging conditions than regular citrus. This cultivar looks beautiful in the garden with its attractive soft, weeping habit and light foliage. It is a low maintenance, highly rewarding plant to have in the garden and is also ideal for a protected, warm situation such as a courtyard or sheltered balcony with plenty of sun. It will do best in a sheltered spot with full sun. The fruits are large and plump green finger limes, with abundant pearls of juice inside and are produced in autumn.
|Scientific Name:||Citrus australasica x|
|Common Name:||Finger Lime|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.