Citrus Buddha's Hand Citron Tree

Tree Sleeve
Item #29784


An edible and ornamental fruiting tree you can prune to shape

Introducing the Citrus Buddha's Hand Citron Tree, a semi-dwarf cultivar renowned for its fruit production and ornamental appeal, making it a perfect addition to your edible landscape. In spring and fall, this tree graces your garden with waxy white blossoms.

Following these blossoms, the tree yields its unique 6- to 10-inch-long fruits, resembling fingers, in vibrant shades of yellow to orange yellow. Ripe fruits emit a delightful fragrance. The peel has a strong lemon flavor you can zest for drinks and culinary creations.

In your garden, this Citrus Buddha's Hand Citron Tree can reach a mature height of 10 to 15 feet. For small spaces and containers, you can tailor its size and shape with pruning. Because this citrus tree can thrive in containers, gardeners in cooler climates can bring the plant indoors during winter.

Originating from northwestern India, this broadleaf evergreen (in Zones 10-11) boasts thorny stems and aromatic leaves. Its purplish spring foliage gracefully transitions to green, making it an attractive small shade tree, espalier, bonsai, or a striking garden accent.

Ensure your Citrus Buddha's Hand Citron Tree gets at least 8 hours of daily sunlight and is planted in well-draining sandy loam soil. While it flourishes in the warmth, safeguard it during chilly spells, ensuring temperatures don't dip below 32°F. If container-grown, protect it from frost by moving it indoors in an place that receives ample sunlight exposure.

This tree is self-pollinating, allowing fruit production without the need for pollen from other varieties.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Citrus
Species media
Variety sarcodactylis
Item Form Tree Sleeve
Zone 10 - 11
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Height 8 ft - 15 ft
Additional Characteristics Edible, Evergreen, Fragrance, Gift
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Uses Cuisine
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Arizona, Florida, Guam, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virgin Islands

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