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Bearss Lime Tree Overview
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Ornamental Fruit Bearing Tree

The Bearss Lime is an ornamental, fruit bearing tree. One would look charming as a small specimen tree in a sunny spot of your yard, or use one as a patio plant to move indoors in colder weather.

Your Bearss Lime tree is an evergreen, dwarf variety growing about 10 feet tall, with an equal spread. Its deep green foliage is a perfect accent for the fragrant, white flowers that will grace your branches in the spring. That foliage is also a beautiful backdrop for the fruit as the bright green rind attains a gentle yellow blush at maturity.

Your tree is a fast grower and will easily adapt to whatever shape you chose for it with some gentle pruning. It has a dense, rounded crown and its evergreen nature will present a handsome silhouette for your landscape year round.

The most impressive feature of your Bearss Lime is of course the fruit it produces. The Bearss Lime is high-producing tree, with the heaviest production during winter and early spring (in warmer regions).

Its limes have a smooth rind with green, juicy flesh. They have a long shelf life and are prized for their uses in a large variety of drinks and culinary dishes. Some people even use the leaves for culinary and decorative purposes as well.

The Bearss Lime tree is perfect choice for an indoor/outdoor lime tree with high production and excellent fruit.

Grow Them Anywhere!

If you live in a colder climate, simply plant them in a container. Bring your tree indoors near a sunny window, and let the intoxicating citrus scent brighten your home during cold winter days.

* Produces All Year
* Green with Yellow Highlights Mature Fruit
* Fragrant flowers


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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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Delicious, With a Mysterious Past

The Bearss Limes popularity is due to its wide adaptability. But it's real name is still not clearly understood. Known by several different names the Persian Lime, the Tahiti or Tahitian Lime, the USDA No.1 or 2 and the Bearss Lime, most today agree that they in fact quite similar, if not the same varieties.

The Persian Lime (Citrus x latifolia) traces itself to Asia and was most likely spread through the old Persian Empire. Some believe this to be either a cross between a Citrus aurtantifolia (the Key Lime) and Citrus medica (the Citron). Others believe that the cross is the key lime with an unknown lemon selection.

The Persian Lime is seedless for the most part and the few seeds produced often do not come true to type. The cross may have changed many times and today it is still hotly debated.

The Persian Lime is seedless for the most part and the few seeds produced often do not come true to type. The cross may have changed many times and today it is still hotly debated.

The Bearss Lime originated about 1895 in the hands of T. J. Bearss, a nurseryman in Porterville, California. Thought to have originated as a seedling from a Persian Lime, the Bearss was offered by the Fancher Creek Nursery of Fresno, California beginning in about 1905.

Although the Persian Lime had been grown for many years in Florida, the Bearss found its way to the Florida growers as well and for some time was grown side by side. Only in more recent years have the 2 varieties been considered very similar, if not the same.

Today, the Bearss is the most widely planted Lime selection. Now, it's propagated by grafting or budding so the variety remains consistent.

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Bearss Lime Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11 (Patio 4-11)
Growing Zones 9-11 (Patio 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Citrus aurantiifolia 'Bearss'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 7 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 1-2 years