Buddha's Hand Citron Dwarf
Buddha's Hand Citron
A prized citron in China and Japan. The fruit forms fingers, resembling a human hand. It can reach a height of up to 15'. This tree is not bitter. You can use the zest for salads, candied citrus peels, in desserts, and cocktails. It is also an amazing air freshener and has a fragrant aroma. This tree is self fertile, if you would like to help pollinate it you can take a paint brush and spread the pollen from flower to flower.
We recommend applying LGM Cedar Bark a foot wide to prevent weeds and retain moisture. The cedar bark will help insulate the roots and prevents root competition. Cedar mulch has insect repellant qualities because it contains natural cedar oil which can deter termites and certain types of ants. If mulch is applied all the way to the tree trunk it will cause the trunk to rot, make sure that there is about an inch of spacing between the tree trunk and the mulch.
We also recommend growing Yarrow under fruit trees, it is said to enhance fruit production. The roots mine the subsoil for potassium, phosphorus, calcium, copper, and magnesium making it a nutrient rich mulch. Yarrow also is considered a cover crop and assists building up the soil, mining for minerals, breaking up compacted soil, and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. You can plant Yarrow plants around the trees, seed the soil before mulching, or chop up the leaves to create a mulch.
- Full sun
- Well drained soil
- Hardy to 24 degrees