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Roger's Tree Pick: Lemon citron tree


Last updated 1/31/2013 at Noon

Each Buddha

Over the span of my horticultural career, my eye has always been on the lookout for the unique, rare, and bizarre in plants with novel form, shape, color, fruits, and drought tolerance. So what does that say about my garden? Yes it’s a botanical collection to say the least.

An unusual fruit-bearing tree this time of the year is citrus medica var sarcodactylis with a common name of Buddha’s Hand. The fruit’s shape is a collection of wild finger-like appendages that’s like a hand or a yellow bursting star from another horticultural galaxy.

It’s in the citrus family and should be g...

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