Sourced from a Far North Queensland nursery, my latest acquisition is an Australian native rainforest lime tree. It is near extinct in the wild due to the loss of habitat from clearing. It’s a spiky, little tree/bush that prefers the shade and for that reason it has earned a place in my collection. I was also attracted to its rarity and unusual, holly like leaves.
I live in coastal Sydney so I did not expect it to thrive this far south. Yet, although it grew little in the year since I brought it home, it is about to flower. I have never seen a Russell River Lime so I am hoping the fruit will hold. I have potted it up to give it the best chance.