The Desert lime is a thorny large shrub to small tree, from 3 metres to 7 metres tall. It is a useful bush food plant with strongly flavoured fruit. It comes from inland areas, and naturally grows on clay soils. It is a tough plant, but doesn’t like too much humidity or wet feet. The numerous thorns and suckering habit may limit the growth of the desert lime in garden situations.
|Scientific Name:||Citrus glauca|
|Common Name:||Desert Lime|
|Other Common Names:||Limebush|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 7 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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