Pink lime berry is a fruit of Australian origin. It occurs in North East Queensland to Cape York Peninsula and southwards to coastal central and south-eastern Queensland and also in some parts of Western Australia at places ranging in altitude from near sea level to 550 m. Besides Australia, this fruit also occurs in some countries of South East Asia.
Tiny white fragrant flowers are followed by small orange to pink juicy fruits that are sweet and honey flavoured with resinous overtones. Related to the citrus family the foliage is glossy and aromatic.
The small orange fruits of pink lime berry are sweet, juicy, honey flavoured with resinous overtones. These are eaten fresh. The fruits also make a delicious jam which has a characteristic taste of candied honey.
Form: Shrub to 4 Metres High (evergreen)
Aspect: Full Sun / Semi-Shade
Soil/Conditions: Moist /Well-Drained
Pink lime berry is a very easy to grow plant. Though it can grow nearly everywhere it does especially well when planted in sunny locations.
The plants come into bearing in 2-3 years and at most locations, the flowering and fruiting continues throughout the year. Perfect for use in a mixed screen or bush food garden.
Host Plant for Orchard and Fuscous Swallowtail Butterflies.
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