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Badfish8696

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Australian Desert Lime (Eremocitrus glauca)
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:51:08 PM »
Does anyone know of a source in California for this unusual citrus relative?

More info here for those curious...

http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/eremocitrus.html

Seems like an intriguing possibility for a drought tolerant ornamental.

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Re: Australian Desert Lime (Eremocitrus glauca)
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 05:58:35 PM »
I've seen and touched the exact Desert Lime tree shown in your picture at UCR' Variety Collection.  Sorry I don't know where you can purchase a tree.  Contact the CCPP and or the Variety Collection and ask for bud wood or seed.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 09:26:02 PM by Millet »

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Re: Australian Desert Lime (Eremocitrus glauca)
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 07:53:49 PM »
Thanks Millet, I checked the CCPP online before posting, it is not listed as available for budwood cuttings but I will contact them directly to confirm.

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Re: Australian Desert Lime (Eremocitrus glauca)
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 02:23:47 PM »
Possible hybrids would be interesting as a low-maintenance semi-edible ornamental that wouldn't have to be watered as often, for dryer climates.

According to some research that I looked into, the Australian desert lime probably has around the same cold hardiness as a Satsuma mandarin.

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Re: Australian Desert Lime (Eremocitrus glauca)
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 06:58:43 PM »
In October 2016 I went to Australia looking for the native citrus species.
I found trees of Citrus glauca near Broken Hill in New South Wales where annual rainfall is about 240mm - less than 10".
Details and photos at
http://www.homecitrusgrowers.co.uk/australia2016/australia2016glauca.html

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Re: Australian Desert Lime (Eremocitrus glauca)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 09:33:37 AM »
They can handle over 50c and well below 0c and have a huge natural distribution. I have a Citrus (formerly Microcitrus) garrawayi in a pot that is say 9 inches high and they by contrast have a tiny natural distribution and poor cold tolerance.

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Re: Australian Desert Lime (Eremocitrus glauca)
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 06:37:02 PM »
Edit:  Never mind - thought you meant finger lime......
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