Spanish Lime (Bijugatus)

The Spanish Lime (Bijugatus) is generally described as a perennial tree. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the year round . The Spanish Lime (Bijugatus) has green foliage and inconspicuous green flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous green fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the spring and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Spanish Lime (Bijugatus) has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Spanish Lime (Bijugatus) will reach up to 60 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 60 feet.

The Spanish Lime (Bijugatus) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by container, cuttings, seed. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 17°F. has high tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Tree
Growth Period Year Round
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Long
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Single Stem
Drought Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Height When Mature 60
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Spring Fall
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Container, Cuttings, Seed
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 17
Soil Depth for Roots 60
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 30–30 inches/yr
Planting Density 170–300 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 60
Minimum Frost-Free Days 365 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database,
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA