Key Lime and Kumquat Hybrid (Citrus x floridana)
- The Limequat (Citrus x floridana) originates in Florida as it's botanical name suggests.
- This self-pollinating tree, has rich glossy green leaves all year round and produces small white flowers that give off a lovely sweet scent.
- If well cared for, a limequat tree will constantly bear fruit. The fruit when ripened will turn yellow and will be about 5cm long and 3cm wide.
Up to 2.5m
Season of Interest
All year round
This plant requires large doses of light especially direct sunlight to help achieve a higher fruit production.
Limequats have high water requirements, so it's best to avoid letting the soil dry out. When watering, water with tap water as this helps the plants high calcium requirements.
Best Growing Conditions
Prune regularly to maintain the plants compact shape. During the Summer cut back unwanted young shoots, and larger cuts of older wood is best undertaken in late winter.