Citrus Fruit Trees

When choosing fruit trees to grow around Brisbane, you can’t go past citrus. Once established they are very hardy, produce a large amount of fruit, and adapt readily to many soil types. Even on hard clay soils, a large quantity of fruits can be produced by a single tree.  Our citrus are grafted onto quality commercial rootstocks and generally begin fruiting in their first season after planting. For other easy to grow trees, see our Top 5 Easy to Grow Fruit Trees.

Full Size Citrus

Our mature-grafted citrus trees generally start bearing fruit in their first season after planting.

NameHeightFruits afterPot/groundEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Buddha’s Hand (Citron)3-4m1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Finger Lime (many colours)2m1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Kumquat
Calamondin3-4m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Miewa2-2.5m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Nagami2-2.5m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Lemon
Eureka3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Meyer3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Lemonade3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Lime
Tahitian3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Kaffir1.5m1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Mandarin
Ellendale3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Emperor3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Imperial3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Orange
Blood Orange3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Valencia Seedless3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Washington Navel3-4m *1-2 yrsLarge PotEvergreenSelf-pollinating

Dwarf Citrus

Dwarf Citrus produce full-size fruit on a small compact bush.

NameHeightFruits afterPot/groundEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Dwarf Finger Lime1m1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Dwarf Lemon
Eureka2m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Lemonade2m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Lemonicious1.5m2-3 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Lots’a Lemons1.5m2-3 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Meyer2m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Dwarf Lime
Tahitian2m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Kaffir2m1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Dwarf Mandarin
Emperor2m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Imperial2m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Dwarf Orange
Valencia Seedless2m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating
Washington Navel2m *1-2 yrsPotsEvergreenSelf-pollinating

* Can be pruned to 2m.