Lime Berry
Triphasia trifolia

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Triphasia (tree-fa-zeea) (Info)
Species: trifolia (try-FOH-lee-a) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 14, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lime Berry is native to the East Indies, but has escaped from cultivation in parts of South Florida. A member of the citrus family, the bright red fruits can be used to make tasty preserves.