Citrus australasica ‘Green Sapphire’

Green Sapphire is a cultivar in the Citrus Gems range, which are grafted and tolerate more challenging conditions than regular citrus. This cultivar looks beautiful in the garden with its  attractive soft, weeping habit and light foliage. It is a low maintenance, highly rewarding plant to have in the garden and is also ideal for a protected, warm situation such as a courtyard or sheltered balcony with plenty of sun. It will do best in a sheltered spot with full sun. The fruits are large and plump green finger limes, with abundant pearls of juice inside and are produced in autumn.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Green Sapphire
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Bird nesting plant
Scientific Name: Citrus australasica x
Common Name : Finger Lime
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects