A lime tree is a hybrid citrus fruit tree that originated in Southeast Asia. Lime trees have been crossbred several times, making them available in many varieties.
The lime fruit ranges in size, color, and shape. In this article, you will learn about some of the different types of lime trees in existence.
The Key Lime tree is evergreen with green, medium-sized leaves. It has small, white flowers with purplish edges.
The Mandarin Lime tree is also known as Rangpur or Kona lime. The leaves are dull, green and oval-shaped. The flowers are small and mandarin-like.
The Calamansi Lime tree is a hybrid of the Kumquat and a citrus species. It may also be called the Calamondin tree. The Calamansi Lime tree is short, has broad leaves, and white flowers.