Not quite a lime, not quite a lemon, the Rangpur Lime Tree (Citrus limonia Osbeck 'Rangpur') is a unique fruit used in Indian cuisine. This super sour cross between a Mandarin orange and a lemon bursts with flavor. A native of India, this zing-filled fruit is a glowing orange color that looks much like an orange and peels and segments the same way as an orange. But the similarities stop there.
Cut into it and you'll release a sweet floral aroma of honeysuckle, but taste it and you'll experience the extreme sourness of a bitter lemon. That same honeysuckle scent permeates into the Rangpur Lime's leaves too, which are often used by foodies in cooking. The purple and white flowers have their own divine fragrance too!
Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, these trees are gorgeous ornamentals in their own right. The glossy broadleaf evergreen foliage fills out nicely on these dense, bushy mid-sized trees.
Use the Rangpur Lime in many of the same recipes that call for a regular lime or lemon. Substitute it for key limes in a classic key lime pie, or squeeze it for limeade with a kick. Each Rangpur Lime easily yields up to 3 tablespoons of juice for adding zippy flavor to pork, fish or international fare.
Great indoors or out, these are fantastic porch and patio plants, houseplants in sunny bright windows, or smaller edible landscaping accents and focal points! Use as hedges to block an eyesore or gain privacy. Just warn your nosy neighbors that these aren't oranges, or else they'll take a bite and get a shock!
Plant Citrus Trees in full sun and very well-drained soil. They like low moisture once established and even prefer to dry out a bit between waterings, especially in containers. Fast-growing too, Rangpur develops its fruit early on in life, so you don't need to wait long to expect the first harvest.
So, this lime isn't a lime and isn't green! It's really more of an orange-lemon, but whatever it is, you will absolutely want the Rangpur Lime Tree in your home this year. Order yours today from NatureHills.com!
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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus limonia Osbeck 'Rangpur'|
|Mature Height||15 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Flower Color||White with Purple Blush|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|