Sunrise Lime is a cultivar in the Citrus Gems range; it is a cross between the finger lime and the calamondin, developed by the CSIRO. This hybrid is similar to a kumquat in that the fruit can be eaten whole, as the pith and rind are sweet and the juice inside is tangy and fresh with a delicate floral note. The fruits are attractive, golden, the shape of a small pear, and appear in winter. The tree has glossy, dark green foliage and an upright habit, and looks wonderful grown in a pot on a balcony, in a courtyard, or in the garden.
|Scientific Name:||Citrus australasica x|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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