Native lime – Citrus hybrid ‘Red Centre Lime’

The Red Centre Lime produces beautiful deep red fruits, round and small with pink tinged flesh on the inside. It is a cross between the Finger lime (Citrus australasica) and the Burmese Rangpur lime (Citrus x limonia), making the fruit more juicy throughout instead of being contained only in the pearls, as in the finger lime. The fruit still has the lovely pearls of the finger lime, however is easier to juice as well. They are great in any recipe you would use lemon or lime in, and the fruits look very attractive in the kitchen and on the tree.

This cultivar is part of the Citrus Gems range, and is a grafted, very hardy plant that can tolerate frosty and dry, challenging conditions. It is perfect for either container growing or in the garden, and likes a good pruning. Grows to about 2.5 metres and has a somewhat weeping habit, but can be pruned to desired shape. Fruits in winter.


Scientific Name:Citrus australasica x
Cultivar:Red Centre Lime
Common Name:Native Lime
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height: metres
Width: metres
Flower Colour:White, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Wow factor
Special Features:Edible, Fragrant oils, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees

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Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW


Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW


Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW


Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Forest Heart eco-Nursery – Maleny Queensland


Natives R Us – Traveston – Queensland 


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




The Native Shop – mail order


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