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    Citrus medica

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    Buddha's Hand Citron Tree (7863713399039)
    Buddha's Hand Citron Tree (7863713399039)

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    Buddha's Hand Citron Tree

    Buddha's Hand Citron Tree

    Citrus medica

    Regular price $84.95 (No sales tax!)
    Regular price Sale price $84.95
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    Mature height
    8-15 ft.
    Mature Width
    6-12 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    10, 11
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    Grown for its unique shape and fragrance, the Buddha's Hand Citron Tree (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis) is a must-have for any gardener looking for a stunning and exotic addition to their collection.

    The Buddha's Hand Citron Tree is a truly striking tree that will capture the attention of anyone who sees it. The incredibly unique citron fruit resembles a hand with its long, finger-like sections. The yellow rind is divinely fragrant when mature. With its heavenly fragrance, this citron tree is a great addition to any garden or patio.

    The Buddha's Hand Citron is a small and shrubby tree reaching up to 15 feet tall when fully mature. Sensitive to cold, protect if temperatures fall below 32F. Best if grown in a frost-free location.

    The glossy, dark green leaves are somewhat oblong in shape and complement the bright yellow fruit perfectly. The fruit usually ripens November to January. The fragrant fruit does not contain pulp or juice but the hard peel is loaded with lemon flavor making it an excellent source for lemon zest. The rind of this citron can also be used in marmalades, cocktails, or candied.

    The Buddha's Hand Citron Tree is a great addition to any garden or patio. Its unique shape, fragrance, and culinary uses make it a standout in any setting, and it's sure to impress your guests. A symbol of happiness, long life, and good fortune, the Buddha's Hand Citron Tree is the perfect gift.

    Plant Care

    Buddha's Hand Citron Tree thrives in a frost-free and sunny location. Plant your Buddha's Hand Citron tree in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter and kept moist, but not waterlogged.

    Proper watering is key to the success of your Buddha's Hand Citron Tree. It is important to keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season, but avoid overwatering as this can cause root rot. Apply Gardner & Bloome 8-4-2 Organic Citrus & Fruit Tree Fertilizer in the spring. Avoid fertilizing in the winter months, as this can cause new growth that is susceptible to frost damage.

    Pruning can help shape the tree and increase fruit production. Prune any damaged, dead, or diseased branches, and remove any suckers that grow from the base of the tree. If you desire a more compact tree, you can also prune the tips of the branches during winter to encourage bushier growth.

    Buddha's Hand Citron Tree is very sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, so it is important to protect the tree during the winter months. Cover the tree with a frost blanket or move it to a sheltered location when temperatures drop below 32°F. 

    Buddha's Hand Citron Tree is a unique and fascinating plant to grow, and with proper care and attention, it can thrive and produce healthy fruit. The mature height and fruit production of your citrus tree will depend on several environmental factors such as climate, light exposure, pruning practices, and also soil type, texture, fertility and moisture.

    Delivery details

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    Our commitment to your satisfaction goes beyond just reducing waste and emissions, as we guarantee that your products are in the capable hands of our expert team members. With their careful attention and exceptional skills, your plants and trees will arrive in immaculate condition, ready to thrive in your care.


    Q: What is Buddha's Hand Citron Tree, and how do I care for it?
    A: Buddha's Hand Citron Tree (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis) is a unique citrus tree that produces fragrant, finger-like fruit with little to no pulp or juice. It is grown for its ornamental value and can be cared for like other citrus trees, with regular watering, fertilizing, and pruning.

    Q: How much sun does Buddha's Hand Citron Tree need?
    A: Buddha's Hand Citron Tree prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade.

    Q: How often should I water my Buddha's Hand Citron Tree?
    A: Buddha's Hand Citron Tree should be watered deeply once a week or when the top inch of soil feels dry.

    Q: Can Buddha's Hand Citron Tree be grown in a container?
    A: Yes, Buddha's Hand Citron Tree can be grown in a container and makes an excellent patio or indoor plant.

    Q: When will Buddha's Hand Citron Tree bear fruit?
    A: Buddha's Hand Citron Tree can produce fruit year-round, but the peak season is typically from fall to winter.

    Q: How can I use the fruit of Buddha's Hand Citron Tree?
    A: The fruit of Buddha's Hand Citron Tree is primarily used for ornamental purposes, but it can also be candied, used to make marmalade or zest, and infused into alcoholic beverages.

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