Makrut (Kieffer/Kaffir) 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. 
  • Grows well in containers.
  • This lime is often called Thai Bergamot which is frequently confused for Bergamot Orange.
  • The leaves, zest, and juice are used in Thai, Cambodian, and Indonesian cooking.
  • Thai Lime trees are easy to care for and have a wonderful, aromatic citrus fragrance.
  • Zest of fruit used in curries, and for cleaning.
  • Click here for Citrus Growing Tips
  • Click here for Growing FAQ's
  • By law, we cannot ship citrus trees to Texas, Arizona, or Florida.


Protect your tree from sunburn, insects & rodents with PLANT GUARD tree paint & foliar spray.


Protect your roots from rodents with ROOT GUARD the original gopher wire basket. 


Feed your fruit tree with Romeo Plant Food. This water-soluble fertilizer is great for in-ground or in-container growing. 


Get in the know about HLB(Huanglongbing / Citrus Greening Disease) and help save your community's citrus. Only source citrus trees from reputable growers.




  • No customer pick-up.
  • Each citrus-producing state, including California, prohibits the 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.

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Primo Size Citrus Trees: Tree height ranges from18"-36" tall and the trees are grown in a 5"x5"x12" tree pot.


Primo Size Citrus trees have been grown to maximize their success and meet the demand of our growers. The primo size tree will reach heights of 18”-36” tall and will ship in a new compact box. The goal with this product is to provide a top-quality tree that is not only branched nicely but also in a form factor that is much more economical to ship. Primo Size Citrus trees are pruned with intention to get you a beautifully developed canopy with proper branching starting at or above the 18” mark.

Growing Conditions

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Full Sun- Part Shade

Provide 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day.

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Makrut (Kieffer/Kaffir) Thai Seedless Semi-Dwarf Lime trees can grow up to 10’-15’ when planted in the ground, but are easily kept smaller if grown in a container or 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.