Citrus garrawayi – Mount White Lime

A large shrub to small tree from tropical rainforest, where it grows as an understory shrub. It can grow to 15 metres in its natural range in Cape York in far north Queensland, where it is rare, but is usually smaller growing under cultivation. It has edible fruit, bearing in spring and summer. The elongated fruit is green-yellow, and has the typical spherical vesicles of finger limes, though they tougher, fruit can be used in cooking or raw. It has broader leaves than other finger limes, an attracive mid green and shiny. Will grow well in sun or in part shade, well drained soil with good organic matter added, fertilising through the warm months is appreciated.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Citrus garrawayi
Common Name : Mount White Lime
Height : 15
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects