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Splitzer Meyer Lemon and Tahitian Lime
Citrus limon 'Meyer', Citrus aurantifolia 'Tahitian Lime' - Splitzer Meyer Lemon and Tahitian Lime
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This double graft provides you with the Meyer Lemon and the Tahitina Lime. The Meyer Lemon is a compact very prolific tree, flowering and fruiting all year-round. It produces sweet scented, creamy-white flowers with a purple base followed by a rounder, softer, deep yellow thin-skinned fruit with a slight orange tint when ripe. The tree’s medium-sized fruit, attractive evergreen leaves and basic care, it’s one of the most cold tolerant citrus trees, makes it ideal for the backyard gardener. The lemon’s sweeter and less acidic taste makes it a favourite for juicing, cooking hot or cold dishes, in drinks or as a garnish.

The Tahitian Lime is a popular small spreading, evergreen tree with glossy leaves, some thorns, and fragrant creamy-white blossoms followed by medium sized, round green fruit with a thin skin and a juicy, almost seedless acidic flesh. The limes are ready to pick in winter before the fruit turns yellow. Use as a garnish in cocktails, for juicing, desserts or in Asian dishes.

Your splitzer will grow in excess of two metres, so it is advisable to keep it pruned to two metres or under to keep the tree compact and easier to harvest fruit.

  • Protect from strong winds especially during flowering or while fruit is forming.
Size — 165mm
Colour — White
Growth Width — 2m
Growth Height — 2m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — White
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Plant in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Take out the plant from the container and place the plant into the hole so that the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill in the hole firmly and water it well even if the soil is moist. To keep the tree free of grass and weeds, and to retain moisture, remember to mulch well but keep mulch away from the tree trunk to avoid collar rot.

Watering needs

Water regularly during warmer months, when buds appear, it starts flowering or when fruit is forming. Water container specimens every three to four days, and more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk.

Pruning Advice

Prune in late spring with pruning shears to shape the tree and to remove any dying, low hanging branches or leaves from the tree. Take off any suckers at the base of the trunk and on branches to encourage new growth.

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