Giant Key Lime Tree

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If you love Key Limes, you know that it can take quite a few of the little guys to get enough juice to really use. Easily twice the size of the diminutive Key Lime but with the same great sweet-tart flavor that you love in a pie or limeade, the Giant Key Lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle 'Giant Key') is a boon for the kitchen!

Nature Hills is excited to be able to offer the trees to home gardeners! This true garden novelty not only produces delicious double-sized fruit for you, but it is also a striking landscape specimen with arching limbs and evergreen leaves. Try it in a container indoors if you don't live in a citrus-friendly climate, or outdoors as a beautiful accent.

Once you've tasted your own homemade key lime pie, you will never ever buy a store-bought one again. You will enjoy a bounty of big fruit from this handsome tree that fills itself in fragrant blossoms and pollinators, before drooping with weighty fruit in the summer!

Planting and Application:

These evergreens are highly ornamental landscaping accents and specimens. Not too big, not too small, they're perfect for nearly any sized yard and can be pruned smaller yet to accommodate northern climates, container and balcony gardeners! Use anywhere you have some sun and want to get rave reviews when everyone sees these huge fruit-laden trees!

Keep all the branches intact for a hedgerow or privacy screen that adds sweet-tartness to your favorite recipes! Great shade over seating areas and entertainment spots where you can enjoy the divine fragrance and kick back while enjoying drinks made from these juicy Key Limes!

  • Delicious Sweet-Tart Fruit
  • Large Green Limes & Weeping Branches
  • Perfect for Small Gardens & Container Gardens
  • Self-Pollinating
  • Not Available in Stores

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Citrus trees need full sun to do their best. Provide a very well-drained site that dries out a bit between waterings. Containers and planters need excellent drainage. Regular fertility and soil on the slightly acidic side will keep your tree healthy.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Slightly Acidic Soil
  • Prune After Fruiting
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Moderate to Low Moisture

The Giant Key Lime Tree will be your new favorite Citrus and you'll enjoy the great flavor and easy care, not to mention all the benefits of growing your own fruit! Order yours today from before they're gone again!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Giant Key Lime Tree  Is Suited to Grow in Zones 10-11 (Patio 4 - 9)
Growing Zones 10-11 (Patio 4 - 9)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus aurantifolia Swingle 'Giant Key'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Low Moisture Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes

Notice On Shipping Citrus: Agricultural Laws Prevent Us From Shipping Citrus Trees Into AZ, LA, TX, and Maybe Prevented in FL or CA