Citrus garrawayi – Mount White Lime

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
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Winter
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
Plant Usage:Screen
Special Features:Edible, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

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