Acronychia acidula – Lemon Aspen

The lemon aspen is a rainforest tree of small to medium height with a dense crown that bears useful and tasty fruit. Good for tropical to subtropical areas with loamy well drained moist soils. Grows to around 15 metres tall, and can be pruned to height to make fruit gathering easier. It is very attractive with large glossy leaves. It fruits a few years from germination, and they taste like a cross between grapefruit and lime, and are good for sauces, desserts and drinks. It flowers in summer and autumn, followed by the small fruit.

Note– this is a large rainforest tree so can become too large for normal gardens

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 8
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Fragrant oils, Decorative fruit, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acronychia acidula
Common Name : Lemon Aspen
Height : 15
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden
Light : Sunny
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects