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Citrus x aurantiifolia

 
Citrus x aurantiifolia
First-year buds in mid-June...
Key lime; mexican lime
...soon followed by congested flower clusters...
Citrus x aurantiifolia
...and bulbous-barrel-shaped limelets

Common name Key lime; mexican lime
Family rutaceae
Life cycle tree (Z10)
Flowers white (early spring)
Size 10-15'
Light sun

We're hoping for some very mild winters, because limes aren't reliably hardy even in the Houston area. The plant tag says hardy to 32F; with some efforts to offer protection it can probably weather somewhat colder nights.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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