Olive & Citrus

Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus / Budda's Hand Standard : 5L : 55-65cm High (exc pot)

Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus

Budda's Hand Standard

5L 55-65cm
£34.99

In stock

SKU: 01153

An evergreen citrus plant with long, irregular thorn covered branches. The pale green leaves which are a large oblong shaped grow to about 10-15cm. Attractive white flowers, tinted with purple from the outside, grow in fragrant clusters.

The fruit is very unusual looking with long fingers extending from the stalk. The fruit is very fragrant, predominantly used by the Chinese and Japanese for perfuming rooms. In Western cooking it is often used for its zest. Unlike other citrus the inner white pith is not bitter. The fruit can be used in salads or scattered over over cooked foods such as fish.

Specification

Additional Information

Latin Name Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus
Common Name Budda's Hand
Pot Size 5L
Plant Size 55-65cm
Form Standard
Secondary Size Hd.35-40
Trunk Size TR.30
Trunk Width With Fruit
Pot Information N/A
Position Sunny spot protected from cold winds and frost
Soil Loam based potting compost for pots and neutral to acid well drained soil in open ground
Hardiness Frost tender, protect from frost
Rate of Growth Fast
Garden Care Water and fertilizer during the growing season and water sparingly during winter
Pruning Prune to size during late winter or early spring. Height can be restricted by pruning.

Description

Details

An evergreen citrus plant with long, irregular thorn covered branches. The pale green leaves which are a large oblong shaped grow to about 10-15cm. Attractive white flowers, tinted with purple from the outside, grow in fragrant clusters. The fruit is very unusual looking with long fingers extending from the stalk. The fruit is very fragrant, predominantly used by the Chinese and Japanese for perfuming rooms. In Western cooking it is often used for its zest. Unlike other citrus the inner white pith is not bitter. The fruit can be used in salads or scattered over over cooked foods such as fish.