Philippine Lime, Citrus Calamondin (Citrofortunella)

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The Philippine Lime is a hybrid cultivated for maximum fruit production in a small sized tree that doesn't take up too much space. Perfect for a city patio or balcony.

Even the tiniest trees can produce many fruits. 

Best space & place

They like a bright sheltered spot and will survive outdoors in milder parts of the UK - however as these specimens have come from warmer climates and are carrying fruit so they are best kept in a glasshouse or conservatory until the frost as passed. 

When to water & feed

Citrus trees are thirsty in the summer months when they are carrying fruit, and can benefit from a citrus feed at this time of year. In winter months it is best to reduce watering. 

Need to know

They can be kept indoors all year but require more care, and a period of cold to produce buds and then fruit. Often house kept citrus trees don't go on to produce a good crop. 

Only needs protection over winter if temperatures drop below freezing. Horticultural fleece will keep it wrapped up safe. 

Size Information:

Height (Including pot):  70cm
Width (Head): 40cm
Nursery Potsize (Diameter / Height):  ø22cm / H19cm
Decorative Pot Required (Opening / Internal Height): 23cm+ / H20cm+
For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm

19cm

4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm

22cm

7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm

27cm

10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 

30cm

15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm

35cm

20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

38cm

 

For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

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