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Citrofortunella ssp. floridana


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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Citrofortunella ssp. floridana
Principal Common Name Limequat
Common Name(s)
Synonym C. aurantifolia x F. japonica
Description Hybrid evergreen citrus tree from 'Mexican' lime and kumquat, with edible sour fruit. Good lime substitute, edible rind like kumquat. More cold tolerant and need less heat than Mexican lime.
General Comments
Nativity Asia
Height Range 6 - 20 FT
Spread Range 4 - 7 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Leathery : Smooth
Form Edible : Tree
Flower Color White with a blush of pink
Flower Time Continuous : Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Edible : Evergreen : Fruit

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