Citrus australasica var sanguinea ‘Rainforest Pearl’

Rainforest Pearl is a cultivar in the Citrus Gems range, grafted to make the plants hardier and tolerant of frost and dry conditions. This cultivar prefers conditions closer to the Finger Lime though, which comes from the rainforest understory, thus it will do best in a warm, sheltered spot and can do well in dappled shade though will thrive in full sun. The plant has a slight weeping habit and can be pruned to shape.

The fruits, produced in autumn, are finger shaped and the aromatic skin is green tinged with red. Inside the fruits are filled with small pearls of tangy juice, which have a wonderful texture and flavour and are perfect for seafood, Asian cooking and cocktails, amongst other things.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Rainforest Pearl
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, Dense foliage, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Bird nesting plant
Scientific Name: Citrus australasica var sanguinea
Common Name : Finger Lime
Height : 3
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects