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Densely covered in glossy-green leaves producing small, pinkish-white flowers, followed by fruit that turns from light to deep green as it matures.  3-4 m H x width 3-4m W.

Fruit is very small with a thick, bumpy rind which when crushed emits an intense citrus fragrance. 

Grown for their highly aromatic leaves, Kaffir limes can be used for oil and zesting.  Fresh or dried leaves give a lemon flavour and appetising aroma to thai and other asian style cooking.  The limes are a key ingredient in many Southeast Asian recipes to flavour curries, garnish soups and salads.

Kaffir Lime is an attractive and very useful plant for home growers who love cooking or simply as a feature plant in smaller or Mediterranean style gardens.

  • Watch out for attack from citrus pests like leaf miner and scale. Talk to us about appropriate treatment.
  • Plant in a sunny, protected position in well drained soil in container or garden.  
  • Frost sensitive. 
  • Shelter from strong winds especially during flowering or while fruit is forming.
  • Fertilise in Spring and Summer with Searles Fruit & Citrus food.

We recommend you use Stonemans Premium Mix - also available in our Online shop