Grow your own fragrant, delicious Mexican Lime Tree (Citrus aurantifolia Christm. 'Mexican') today and enjoy so much more from this versatile and highly useful little tree! From fragrant flowers to glossy evergreen foliage, to its small compact size and many flavorful culinary uses, this vigorous tree has it all!
The white blooms carry that heavenly, distinct citrus scent, and even the foliage of this tree is aromatic! These limes are sweeter, floral, aromatic and tastier than their larger Persian lime cousins at the store. Featuring thin skin and lots of juice, these highly sought-after fruits can cost a lot at the supermarket. It's much easier to grow your own supply!
There are so many different ways to use these, that the tree itself has collected many nicknames - West Indian Lime, Key Lime, Bartender's Lime - Mexican Limes are used in the kitchen, behind the bar, in the spa, and in the bakery! You'll love coming up with ways to use your harvest! Try zesting the peel, juicing it for cocktails and pie, and drying and grinding the leaves for aromatherapy.
Grow them in the ground in Zones 8 - 11 where these become fantastic hedges, specimen plantings, edible landscape accents and focal points anywhere you have a patch of bright sun! Make a bold statement by placing a single Lime tree as an anchor in your foundation plantings.
No space in the garden? Use as a patio tree in a large container for Zones 4 - 7. Move them inside for the winter months and use them as houseplants that fragrance your home! Set potted Limes around your pool or balcony for living year-round tropical décor!
Citrus trees need full sun and good air circulation and drainage. Plant in very well-drained slightly acidic soil with adequate fertility. Citrus trees like to dry out between waterings and enjoy moderate moisture, in pots or in the ground.
Hurry and order the Mexican Lime Tree today and begin having an abundance of delicious citrus fruit to use and share! Order yours at NatureHills.com today!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
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.
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.
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|Botanical Name||Citrus aurantifolia Christm. 'Mexican'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|