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PlantFiles: Lime Berry
Triphasia trifolia

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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 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.



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