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Dwarf Bears Lime Tree

R590.00

Citrus aurantiifolia Bears

Dwarf Bears Lime is also known as a Persian Lime. This evergreen, nearly thornless tree is prized for its oval fruit of about 4-6 centimetres. The vivid green fruit have a glossy surface when immature and turns to a pale-yellow colour when ripe with a juicy light greenish-yellow pulp.

The Dwarf Bears Lime Tree will grow to a height of1.5m – 2.5m

Flowers and fruit develop throughout the year but are more abundant during winter. The slightly fragrant flowers with long white petals shine against the evergreen glossy foliage. Boasting with nearly thornless branches they yield dozens of fruits every year.

Limes have a particular high vitamin C content; but are also high in other antioxidants, folate, magnesium, phosphorous and niacin. They provide a little iron, calcium, vitamin B6, p0tassium and thiamine too. Limes are known to boost immunity, reduce the risk of heart disease, promote healthy skin and much more.

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Position – This tree thrives in the sun so make sure to plant it in a sunny spot where it will receive a full day of sun. Give enough space of at least 3 metres to ensure that the tree branches out properly, allowing an abundance of fruit.

Size – Dwarf trees will grow to a height of 1.5 to 2metres but can be pruned to any height or shape. Planting them in a container will make it easier to manage as they can grow taller when planted in the ground. The width of the trees can range from 1.8 metres to 4.5 metres.

Soil type – Bears limes prefer a sandy loam soil but can tolerate salty of heavy clay soils. Warm moist soil enriched with organic matter works very well. When growing in containers avoid potting soil as these contain wetting agents. Use a mix of compost and acid compost.

Mulch – Mulching around your tree makes it appealing and allows the soil to benefit from a constant supply of nutrients gathered by its slow decomposition process. Mulching will also keep the soil moist on warmer days.

Watering – Dwarf limes planted in containers requires watering only when the top level of the soil is dry. Add water to thoroughly moisten the soil and allow good drainage. If the soil is still moist, do not water.

Fertilizing – Dwarf lime trees will thrive with our slow release berry fertiliser (used for all plants) apply one teaspoon every 4-5 months.

Pruning – Lime trees are sensitive to freezing temperatures. Due to this, pruning should be done in mid to late spring when there is no threat of frost. Ensure that all the dead branches are removed as this helps prevent disease, strengthen limbs and produce better, healthier fruits.

Pests and Diseases –Citrus trees are susceptible to aphids, red spider, and mildew. We recommend Effective Microorganisms to prevent the spread of these pests and diseases. It is organic and more affordable than most other products.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 70 cm
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