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Lime Trees Melbourne

Add a zesty lime tree to your backyard

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Why buy lime trees from All Green?

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Our trees are grown in our Melbourne facilities.

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We have a huge variety of citrus plants and trees.

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We have on-site horticulturists to help you find the right tree.

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We can have your fruit tree delivered right to your door.

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Hoppers Crossing

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130 Old Geelong Rd

Hoppers Crossing

VIC 3029

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Monday - Saturday: 7 am–5 pm

Sunday: 10 am–3 pm

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Have the lime of your life

Melbourne’s best lime trees

Anyone who’s been to Melbourne knows that the city is home to some of the best lime trees in the world. The climate is perfect for these citrus trees, and the soil is rich in nutrients. As a result, the limes produced in Melbourne are large and juicy, with a deep green colour and a refreshingly tart flavour. There are dozens of different lime tree varieties in Melbourne, but some of the most popular include the Kaffir lime, the Finger lime, and the Tahitian lime. Whether you’re looking for fresh limes to use in cooking or simply want to enjoy their intoxicating aroma, growing limes is a magical experience.

A couple of fresh limes

Growing lime trees in Melbourne

Melbourne is known for its temperate climate, and as a result, many different types of plants can be successfully grown in the city. One type of tree that does particularly well in Melbourne is the lime tree. Lime trees thrive in warm weather and produce an abundance of fragrant flowers. In addition, lime trees are relatively drought-tolerant, making them a good choice for gardens with limited rainfall. For those interested in growing lime trees, choosing a location that receives full sun is important. The tree will also need well-draining soil to prevent root rot. With a little care and attention, lime trees can add beauty and fragrance to any garden.

Limes growing on a lime tree

When to prune lime trees

One of the gardeners' most common questions is when to prune their lime trees. The answer, unfortunately, is not a straightforward one. The best time to prune lime trees depends on the type of tree and the climate where it is grown. In general, citrus trees should be pruned in late winter or early spring before new growth begins because this gives the tree time to heal before the hot summer months. However, it is best to wait until spring to prune in areas with cool winters, as the tree will be less vulnerable to cold damage. So, when it comes to pruning lime trees, the best advice is to check with your local nursery for guidance specific to your area.

Limes growing on a lime tree

Frequently asked questions

Can I grow lime trees in Melbourne?

If you're looking for a unique citrus tree to grow in your garden, you may wonder if you can grow lime trees in Melbourne. The answer is yes! Lime trees are a popular choice for many gardeners in Melbourne, as they produce an abundance of juicy limes that can be used in cooking and baking. Lime trees are relatively easy to care for, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you want your tree to thrive. 

First, lime trees need full sun exposure to produce fruit. They also require well-drained soil and regular watering, especially during the hot summer months. With proper care, your lime tree will bear fruit within a few years and provide you with delicious limes for many years!

What are the most common lime trees grown in Melbourne?

In Melbourne, you'll find a variety of lime trees being grown. The most common include the Bearss lime, Mexican lime, Key lime, Persian lime, and Kaffir lime. Each of these varieties has its unique flavour and aroma, making them popular for use in both cooking and cocktails. While Bearss limes are the largest of the bunch, they have a relatively mild flavour that makes them ideal for use as a garnish. 

On the other hand, Mexican limes are smaller and more acidic, making them perfect for adding a zesty kick to dishes. Key limes are sweeter than different varieties and are often used in desserts or as a component in sweet and sour sauces. Persian limes offer a balance of sweetness and acidity, while Kaffir limes are prized for their intensely citrusy aroma. 

If you’re not into medium-sized fruit or have a small planting area, you should consider dwarf citrus trees like finger limes. No matter which variety you choose, you're sure to enjoy the fresh taste of home-grown lime.

When to fertilise a lime tree?

One of the most common questions gardeners have about lime trees is when to fertilise them. The answer largely depends on the type of lime tree and your climate. If you have a dwarf lime tree, it's generally best to fertilise it every two weeks during the growing season. 

For standard lime trees, monthly fertilisation is usually sufficient. In more tropical climates, lime trees can be fertilised year-round. However, it's best to fertilise your lime tree before the first frost if you live in an area with cold winters, as this will ensure that the tree has adequate nutrients to survive the winter months. No matter what type of lime tree you have, regular fertilisation will help promote healthy growth and plenty of juicy fruit.

What months are limes in season?

Limes are in season in Melbourne from December to April. This citrus fruit is a great addition to any dish, providing a tart and tangy flavour. Limes are also a good source of Vitamin C, making them perfect for boosting your immunity during winter. No matter how you enjoy them, make the most of limes while they're in season! Other fruit and citrus trees to plant that complement your Melbourne backyard include a Meyer lemon tree, sweet oranges or finger lime trees.

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