A large shrub to small tree from tropical rainforest, where it grows as an understory shrub. It can grow to 15 metres in its natural range in Cape York in far north Queensland, where it is rare, but is usually smaller growing under cultivation. It has edible fruit, bearing in spring and summer. The elongated fruit is green-yellow, and has the typical spherical vesicles of finger limes, though they tougher, fruit can be used in cooking or raw. It has broader leaves than other finger limes, an attracive mid green and shiny. Will grow well in sun or in part shade, well drained soil with good organic matter added, fertilising through the warm months is appreciated.
|Scientific Name:||Citrus garrawayi|
|Common Name:||Mount White Lime|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||5 ~ 15 metres|
|Width:||4 ~ 6 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Edible, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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