Wild Lime -Zanthoxylum fagara - Native Butterfly Host Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Wild Lime

Zanthoxylum fagara

Plant Type: Deciduous small tree / shrub

Zones: 8b - 11

Plant Height: 6 - 12 ft.

Light Requirements: Part shade to full sun

Water/Soil Requirements:Prefers well-drained soil, drought-tolerant when established

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Host Plant: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Plant Wild Lime in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle! If you are in a cooler zone than listed above, keep your Wild Lime in a pot and bring it into a protected area during freezing temperatures.

One 6" potted plant will feed 1 larvae.


Butterflies we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm