Belonging to the Citrus genus, Persian Lime has a botanical name of Citrus latifolia. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Ghost white. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Lime green and Pale green. Leaves appear approximately as a Forest green (web) colour. Persian Lime grows as a perennial and is a flowering edible fruit / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Persian Lime is known for its tree habit and growing to a height of approximately 6.10 metres (19.81 feet). This plant tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn. Try planting Persian Lime if you'd like to attract bees to your garden. Popular varieties of Persian Lime with home gardeners are Tahiti, Dwarf, Lime Tyme, North pole and Darwin.
Persian Lime needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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See our list of companion Plants for Persian Lime to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Persian Lime plants:
Persian lime is known to be a hybrid of the Key lime and citron.
“The most common lime in the United States, the Persian, is believed to have been introduced to the Mediterranean via Persia, then carried to Brazil by Portuguese traders.” 1
Persian lime, Tahitian lime, Bearss lime
Citrus x latifolia
04 Oct 2011
Lime has had a sheltered position in the garden near a large bush, and survived it’s first cold winter well. Lots of new shoots coming.
Persian Lime care instructions
How long does Persian Lime take to grow?
1 Whole Living Magazine Jan/Feb 2013.