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Calamondin Orange

Citrofortunella mitis

Item 2625

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USDA Zone:
9-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Prized for its ornamental value, this attractive columnar shrub bears small, juicy, sour orange fruit excellent for preserves. Fragrant white flowers backed by dense green foliage. Blooms and sets fruit intermittently throughout the year. Ripe fruit holds well. Nice landscape addition as a hedge or screen. Makes a great container specimen.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Citrofortunella mitis
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Columnar
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Repeat Flowering ,   Fragrant ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Blooms and fruits intermittently, year-round.
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Tropical ,   Mediterranean

Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

History

The mandarin-like Calamondin is called Calamonding or Calamansi in the Philippines, Szukai-kat in southern China and Taiwan, T?'kinkan or Shikikitsu in Japan, Djerook kastoori in Java, and Hazara in India.

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