Buddha's Hand Tree

1 Quart Pot. Does not ship to AL, AZ, CA, LA, TX, and certain FL counties.
Item #147648
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About Buddha’s Hand Citrus Tree

A fragrant beauty with unique fruit! Experience the captivating allure of the Buddha’s Hand Citrus Tree, an extraordinary compact citrus tree celebrated for its finger-like fruit and delightful lemon fragrance. Each fruit, resembling human hands, offers a visually stunning display and emits a soothing aroma that freshens the air, making it a prized addition to any garden or indoor space.

Renowned for its distinctively shaped fruit and delicate lemon scent, the Buddha’s Hand Citron is cherished in China and Japan for its ornamental and culinary value. Its yellow rind, rich in essential oils, exudes a fragrance reminiscent of violets or osmanthus, creating a sensory delight in any setting. While the fruit contains no pulp, its zest is prized for flavoring various dishes, desserts, and beverages. Symbolizing happiness and long life, Buddha’s Hand holds cultural significance and is often used in traditional rituals and celebrations.

Growing Buddha’s Hand

To grow Buddha’s Hand, provide full sun exposure and well-drained soil rich in organic matter. With its self-fertile nature, this citrus tree requires minimal maintenance and is adaptable to container growth or outdoor planting. Protect the tree from frost by providing adequate shelter or bringing it indoors during cold spells. Buddha’s Hand is winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 but makes an excellent house plant in cooler regions. Prune to maintain a manageable size and enhance fruit production.

Embrace the allure of the Buddha’s Hand Citrus Tree, a versatile and visually captivating addition to any landscape or indoor space. With its unique fruit and aromatic fragrance, it offers a sensory experience like no other, inviting joy and tranquility into your home or garden.

Citrus medica 'sarcodactylis'

Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Purple, White
Fruit Color Yellow
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Years to Bear 1 - 3
Zone Range 2 - 11

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 15' tall x 6 - 12' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 6 - 12' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11 Outdoors: 9 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This item can be grown in colder climates if it's planted in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. If you're planting it outdoors in the ground, we recommend being within the outdoor zone range.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow citrus trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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