Citrus Trees


Kieffer/ Kaffir (Makrut) Thai Semi-Dwarf Lime Tree

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  • Also called the Makrut Lime, the Thai Kieffer Lime Tree is a must-have in any chef's collection.
  • Kieffer limes are botanically classified as Citrus hystrix. 
  • The name is Greek for hedgehog, not only because of the thorns on the Kaffir lime tree, but also of the bumpy appearance of the fruit itself. 
  • Grows well in containers.
  • The kaffir leaves, zest, and juice are used in Thai, Cambodian, and Indonesian cooking.
  • Kaffir, or Keiffer Thai Lime trees are easy to care for and have a wonderful, aromatic citrus fragrance.
  • Zest of fruit used in curries, and for cleaning.
  • By law, we cannot ship citrus trees to Texas, Arizona or Florida.



Each citrus producing state, including California, prohibits importation of citrus trees from other citrus growing states.


Therefore due to agricultural restrictions, we cannot ship citrus trees to Texas, Arizona or Florida.   We can ship all other non-tree items to these states.


We do not ship any items to the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico or to API/APO addresses, or to other countries at this time.


In order to insure the highest quality upon arrival, we ship on Mondays and Tuesdays


Entry and Premium Size Citrus Trees

Our Citrus selections come in two container size options, Entry and Premium. Each variety of Citrus grows at different rates and actual tree size will vary. In climates where citrus is regularly grown outside, trees may be planted directly into the ground.


Entry Size Trees are from 12-18 months old and are 12"-18" tall. Entry size trees are shipped in a 4" x 9.5" nursery tree pot. Entry size trees are best re-potted into a 10" to 12" decorative container within a month of delivery. The Entry size will need a season or two of growth to become productive.


Premium Size Trees are from 24-36 months old and the closest to bearing fruit. The plants are a more developed than the Entry size with more branching and a fuller look. Premium size trees are shipped in 10"x 9.5" nursery container that can be planted into a 12"-14" decorative container upon arrival.

Growing Conditions

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Full Sun- Part Shade

Provide 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day.

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When planted in the ground, tree will reach 8’-12’ at maturity. In a container, the semi dwarf trees will stay much smaller, especially with judicious pruning.

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Citrus trees (grown indoors or out) are self-fruitful and do not require pollination.

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Season when fruit typically ripens in California

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Hardy to 32 ºF

Protect when temperatures fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.