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2ft Lime Tree | Citrus Latifolia | Grafted Mini-Stem | 5L Pot

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2ft Lime Tree | Citrus Latifolia | Grafted Mini-Stem | 5L Pot

The Tahiti Lime makes a stunning patio feature and produces bright green, zesty fruits throughout the year. Set against a foil of glossy, dark foliage, the delicate clusters of tiny white flowers fill the air with their delicious fragrance. The fruits that follow may take up to a year to ripen but are well worth the wait. The beautiful seedless limes are produced in abundance and if left on the tree will eventually turn yellow. Once harvested, Limes will keep for up to 2 weeks.

Characteristics

  • Arrives as: 5l polypot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 60-95cm overall height inc. pot
  • Approx. Age on Arrival:Tree is approx. 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1-1.5mts
  • Rootstock: Semi-dwarfing
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Harvesting Period: Oct-April
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Flowering Period: Can produce fruits up to 12 months
  • Tolerance: Full sun, avoid frost
  • Uses: Culinary
  • Hardiness: Semi Hardy
  • Exposure:Sheltered
  • Self-fertilising: Self fertile
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Fruit trees are generally budded or grafted onto a rootstock by the nursery, this means the roots of the tree are a different plant to the trunk, branches and fruit. Effectively sticking two plants together, one that has good roots and one that has good fruit, ensures that you get what you pay for. Plants raised from seed will vary from the parent plants and there will be a wide variation in the size or shape of a tree and the quality and quantity of fruit it produces. Another result of budding and grafting a variety onto selected rootstocks is the ability to control the size of the tree to a certain degree. However, the size that a fruit tree ultimately grows to is dependent on a number of factors:

  • The fruit variety ( i.e. Apple Braeburn)
  • How it’s pruned
  • Soil type
  • Position
  • Its rootstock

Some varieties of tree are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For instance a Bramley Apple seedling will naturally grow bigger than a Cox’s Orange Pippin

  • Pollination: pollination group 5, self-fertilising

Self-fertilising tree may be planted with our other varieties in pollination close pollination groups to ensure the best pollination. Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blooming time, limiting the activity of insects.

Each fruiting tree has ideal pollination partners. These are divided into groups and are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, according to flowering time. Best results will be obtained if variety is planted near another tree of the same group, or from a group on either side (so an ideal pollination partner for group 3 would be one in group 2, 3 or 4). The major cause of poor pollination is bad weather in blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
How your order will arrive

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Will need protection from frosts under -2/-3 degrees. Either mulch with straw and move closer to the house or use a insulating fleece. Alternatively you can move inside for the winter if kept as a container plant.

  • Soil Requirements: Almost all normal garden soil with pH 6.5 - 7.5
  • Moisture: Moist/ well-drained
  • Planting Distance: 5m

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Dig a hole approximately a third wider than the root ball. Carefully yet firmly backfill the remaining soil around the root ball and water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

More Information
Colour Test Sand
Harvesting Period Mid Season Fruit Trees
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Species Citrus Plants, Fruit Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Lime
Uses Dessert
Colour Sand
Material Clay
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Rootstock Extreme Dwarfing Rootstock Fruit Trees
Supplied As 5L Pot
Rootstock Semi Dwarfing
Supplied As 4L-5L Pot
Type Fruit Trees

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