A small tree, with a rather bushy, spreading habit typically grown as a shrub. ‘Keiffer Lime’ can also be a wonderful choice for adding a tropical feel to a patio or sunroom as a container plant. Highly sought after for its aromatic leaves which are commonly used in Thai recipes lending a lemony flavor, the plant bears unusual looking oval shaped fruit with bumpy, irregular skin used as a rind in curries. Trees are easy to grow and the dense, glossy foliage and fragrant flowers make it a great ornamental accent tree even when fruit is not present.
Utilize citrus trees in the landscape just like any ornamental tree. Give enough space that light is available from all sides, away from the shade of larger trees or buildings. A great plant for large patio containers where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed and the fruit easily picked. Can also be grown indoors if space and ample sunlight can be provided.