Citrus australasica – Native Finger Lime

The native finger lime is variable large shrub to small tree, which is very thorny, and bears cylindrical fruit. The fruit comes in different colours, from green, yellow, brown, black, red, orange, and purple. Height range is from 2 to 7 metres tall. Finger limes are now gourmet food, and have been called ‘lime caviar’ for the tangy globular pulp. Suits tropical to temperate climates, in well drained soils. Slow growing. This plant was formerly known as Microcitrus australasica.

Note- this should not be planted where the thorny habit can cause harm

Family : Rutaceae
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Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant
Scientific Name: Citrus australasica
Common Name : Native Finger Lime
Height : 7
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects