Also known as the Calamondin Kumquat, Calamansi / Kalamansi, Limau Kasturi, Philippine Lime or Philippine Lemon. It is a hybrid of a kumquat and mandarin. It's very popular throughout Asia - in particular the Philippines. It’s used widely to create a refreshing drink, can be squeezed over soups, used in liqueurs, candied and as an ingredient in preserves. The fruit can be used when a greenish-yellow colour or when they’ve ripened to a yellowish-orange. The fruit has a delicious, distinctive sour flavour and is a gorgeous tree to grow in a pot or in the garden.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
Tree Options / Variations
We may stock our fruit trees in a variety of options. In general, the advanced and extra-advanced trees are taller and more mature than the standard trees and will likely start fruiting sooner. If you have any questions about which is the best option for you, please contact us to discuss.
Most dwarf fruit trees are pot-friendly and can comfortably be kept to a size that suits smaller spaces like courtyards, balconies and verandas and planted out into smaller spaces.
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is getting established and then moderate watering ongoing and as needed
- Benefits from a good citrus fertiliser applied as directed and mulch around the base of the plant leaving a gap of a few centimetres away from the trunk
Is it suitable for growing in pots?Absolutely! Commonly grown in large pots making both an attractive and productive shrub easily kept to 2 metres or less.
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 12 months whilst it is becoming established and moderate watering ongoing and as needed.
When will it start fruiting?
1-2 years after planting.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.