Native lime – Citrus hybrid ‘Red Centre Lime’

The Red Centre Lime produces beautiful deep red fruits, round and small with pink tinged flesh on the inside. It is a cross between the Finger lime (Citrus australasica) and the Burmese Rangpur lime (Citrus x limonia), making the fruit more juicy throughout instead of being contained only in the pearls, as in the finger lime. The fruit still has the lovely pearls of the finger lime, however is easier to juice as well. They are great in any recipe you would use lemon or lime in, and the fruits look very attractive in the kitchen and on the tree.

This cultivar is part of the Citrus Gems range, and is a grafted, very hardy plant that can tolerate frosty and dry, challenging conditions. It is perfect for either container growing or in the garden, and likes a good pruning. Grows to about 2.5 metres and has a somewhat weeping habit, but can be pruned to desired shape. Fruits in winter.


Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Red Centre Lime
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
Special Uses : Edible, Fragrant oils, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Citrus australasica x
Common Name : Native Lime
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : White, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees