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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Key limes are small citrus trees with highly fragrant white blossoms. They produce many delightful fruits which are excellent for cooking. In this region, they are best grown in pots so that they can be moved in and out as the temperatures dictate.

    Latin Name

    Citrus x aurantiifolia


    Family

    Rutaceae


    Also Known As

    Bartender's Lime


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Tropical

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 12'
    Max Spread: 8'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeast Asia


    History

    During his 1797 visit to Mount Vernon, Amariah Frost observed the curiosities of figs, raisins, limes, and oranges.


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