Citrus Limonia Osbeck. Rangpur Lime Trees.
The Citrus Limonia Osbeck is an unusual tree and is actually a hybrid cross between a lemon and a mandarin tree originating in Rangpur in India. Commonly called the Rangpur Lime, it's juice is highly acidic and often used as a substitute for limes. The glossy dark green leaves are highly aromatic and can be used the same as Kaffir Lime leaves to flavour savoury food such as curries. The fruit itself looks more like a mandarin and is a rich orange colour, peeling and segmenting the same way.
Perfect as an ornamental tree too, glossy dark green foliage, beautifully scented white blossom and tasty colourful fruit year after year. A very pretty tree, great for growing in containers on a patio as well as your garden. This tree is self-fertile and has a long fruiting season.
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CITRUS LIMONIA 'OSBECK'. Rangpur Lime.
Latin Name: Citrus Limonia 'osbeck'.
Common Name: Rangpur Lime Tree.
Origin: Rangpur, India.
Hardiness: Hardy down to -3 degrees for short periods. Better kept frost free though.
Growth: Evergreen ornamental fruit tree with glossy green leaves and delicious, sharp tasting fruit a golden orange in colour. Leaves can be used in flavouring foods too. Easy to grow. Fragrant white blossom with flower buds being a lilac pink. Prolific cropper.
Sun: Full sun.
Flowering Season: Late Spring.
Soil: Free draining.
Moisture: Water freely in summer. Less in winter.
Feeding: Feed every 2 weeks through summer.
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