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CITRUS aurantiifolia 'Dwarf Bearss Seedless'

Image of Citrus aurantiifolia 'Dwarf Bearss Seedless'

Family

Rutaceae

Botanical Name

CITRUS aurantiifolia 'Dwarf Bearss Seedless'

Plant Common Name

Dwarf Bearss Seedless Lime, Lime

General Description

Dwarf bearss seedless lime is a small, dense, rounded, slightly spiny evergreen tree. It produces fragrant, waxy white flowers year-round, followed by lemon-sized, seedless, green (maturing to yellow-green), edible fruit. One of the most cold-sensitive citrus, it prefers sun, moist, well-drained soil, and protection from hard frost. As a container plant, it likes a soil-based potting mix and full light with protection from hot sun. It is grown for its fruit and as a small specimen or container plant. This is sometimes referred to as a Citrus latifolia cultivar.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 10

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Fruit

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6'-6' / 1.8m - 1.8m

  • Width

    6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Southeastern Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Light Green

  • Bark Color

    Gray Green, Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No