Citrus australasica ‘Green Sapphire’

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
Cultivar:Green Sapphire
Common Name:Finger Lime
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height: metres
Width: metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
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


Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.