Limeberry (Triphasia trifolia)

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The perennial evergreen Limeberry, also known as Limoncito and Chinese Lemon, grows quickly but fruits slowly, releasing a delicious fragrance from every leaf as it grows. A member of the Rutaceae family along with Citrus and Rue, it has been popularized mainly for its hedge appeal. The Southeast Asian Limeberry Tree/Shrub grows aggressively and is resilient to frequent pruning, making it an ideal and impenetrable hedge with dense, spiny branches. It has a tendency to take over where it grows, so keep those pruners handy for taming growth! 

The highly ornamental Limeberry Tree grows white flowers, rich with nectar and a sweet citrusy aroma that attracts endless hungry birds. These admiring flocks love both the flowers and the red-orange zesty, small fruits which ripen summer through fall. 

Albeit the fruits are edible, acid-sweet, and somewhat reminiscent of limes, the shrubs are less often grown for their juicy, mucilaginous fruit- but they sure makes a delicious perk! Especially when the Limeberries are processed into sweet jams or juices. If you’re looking for a hearty hedge with a tasty seasonal treat, the Limeberry is a winner!

Plant Type:
Perennial Evergreen Fruiting Shrub/Tree

Harvest Season:
Summer-Fall

Mature Size:
9 ft. tall

Soil & Moisture:
Rich, well-draining soil. Prefers a heavy loam and a sunny bed where it won’t water log.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Medium to Slow

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 9-12 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+ 

Propagation:
Our Limeberry Plants are grown from seed and are capable of producing fruit in 4-6 years.

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