Citrus australasica x ‘Red Centre Lime’ – Native Finger Lime

Red Centre Lime is a cross between a finger lime and a mandarin, and was developed by the CSIRO. It bears red, egg shaped fruit about the size of a cumquat, which have red rind, flesh and tangy pink juice, and are popular in the gourmet food market. Grow in sun or light shade and mulch well to deter weeds. Suit growing in a large tub. Tolerant of light frosts.

Scientific Name:Citrus australasica x
Common Name:Native Lime
Other Common Names:Australian Blood Lime
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 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, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Edible, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants