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|
|Cultivar:||Red Centre Lime|
|Common Name:||Native Lime|
|Other Common Names:||Australian Blood Lime|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|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|
|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|
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