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Dwarf Key Lime

Delicious, fragrant fruit

Enjoy full-size limes from a pint-size tree! Growing to just 2 ft. tall, the Dwarf Lime will add fragrance, color and fresh fruit to your home. Use the fruit as garnish for cold drinks or in key lime pies. Move it outdoors for the summer and let the bees take care of pollination for you! Beautiful fragrant blossoms bear fruit in 1-3 years.

Zones 9-10. Ships in 3" pots
#13884
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Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia 'Key of Mexican'.
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Height: 6 - 8 feet.
  • Spacing: 1 plant per pot. If planting in the ground in zones 9 - 10, space 6 feet.
  • Zone: 9 - 10 (30° F.).
  • Spread: 4 - 6 feet.
  • Color: White blossoms.
  • Foliage: Shiny, dark green, evergreen foliage.
  • Depth: Plant at same depth as in the pot it is shipped in.
  • Blooms: Spring.
  • Yield: Varies.
  • Fruit: Tender and juicy; very few seeds. Fruits are about the size of a golf ball.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, rich, moist, sandy loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: To shape and keep at a desired size.
  • Form: Upright, spreading.
  • Flowers: Fragrant.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating. Will need to hand polinate if the plant blossoms indoors.
  • Size: 3/4 inch blossoms.
  • Restricted States: AE AK AZ CA FL GU HI LA PR SC TX
Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/8
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/8
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/18
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/4/2018
8A-10B: 5/14/2018

Spring 2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
Zones Lacewings, Lady Beetles
& Encapsulated Earthworms
Nematodes
1A 5/12 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
1B - 2A 5/15 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
2B - 3B 5/1 - 6/15 5/1 - 6/15
4A - 6A 4/17 - 6/15 4/17 - 6/15
6B - 7A 4/10 - 6/15 4/10 - 6/15
7B - 8B 3/13 - 6/15 3/13 - 6/15
9A - 10B 2/27 - 6/15 2/27 - 6/15
Last Order Date 6/11/18 6/11/18

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

Ratings & Reviews

Ratings & Reviews

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Beatiful little plant
Jul 19, 2010  |  By Heather
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Quite a nice little tree though, just make sure you check it every day or two if you get one to make sure yours does not get invaded by common garden pests which all seem to think the leaves and roots are tasty. You will want to invest in a squirt bottle if you don't have one and spritz its leaves every day or so when you first transplant it - do not water for at least a week after your transplant drenching. Also a fun plant to grow from seed if you remember to peel off the outer casing on the seeds and plant them fresh from the fruit! For less adventurous people or those who want to try their hand at growing from seed as well as buying, this is a wonderful addition to your greenery and eventually to your fruit supply.
My Favorite
Feb 2, 2010  |  By Pat
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I got my lime tree 3 summers ago, it was small and it grew some that first year. The Next Year it took off, 2ft. wide 1 ft.tall but no fruit. Well last spring 3ft wide 2ft tall it started to bud, Late last summer I had 50+ a little bit bigger than a golf ball size limes. Juicy and fresh. Great for summer drinks and I made 2 key lime pies. The limes are so juicy that the recipe called for 20 limes for juice it took me 13 and it was so good....
Best yet! ☺
Sep 12, 2009  |  By Peppie
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Wow What an amazing little plant! It was so cute on its first bloom now its full of fruit!! I love It!!
Love my Key Lime tree!
Feb 18, 2009  |  By Jordan
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I love this tree! I bought it almost a year ago and it has grown quite a bit considering I have moved to an apartment with no good sun light for it during the winter. Somehow, it still finds a way to grow. I can't wait for my key limes!
Hardy
Feb 3, 2009  |  By Sharna
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I received my lime bush last spring, and it has certainly proved to be very hardy. I put it outside in the summer, and despite some hale damage, and too much saturation due to heavy rains, the little guy really came through. I have brought it in during the winter and have set it by a window. It is really taking off, especially when I began to feed it an acidic fertilizer feeder. Though set back due to several disasters, it is doing well and has high hopes for the future. The leaves are shinny green, and even smell tropical!
Great plant
Aug 11, 2007  |  By Susan
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I received my plant at the end of May 2007 and it has already tripled in size in 2 months and doing well. I have it outside in a container and will keep it there until fall since I live in the Northeast. I am very happy with the lime plant and I know it will bear fruit next year.
nothing like a real Key Lime
Jan 25, 2007  |  By Kim
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When we lived in Miami we had a beautiful prolific Key Lime tree and it was lost (literaly) after Hurricane Andrew. I've missed having fresh Key Limes so I'll give this a try - the only thing I'm unsure about is the color of the limes on this tree. As far as I know Key Limes should be yellow. We'll see!

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