• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Edible Fruit
    Blooms:
    Blooms and fruits intermittently, year-round.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub, Citrus
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Blooms and fruits intermittently, year-round.
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleMediterranean, Tropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Most commonly grown in the Philippine Islands although probably of Chinese origin. It is believed to be a natural hybrid, a crossing of a mandarin (Citrus reticulata) with Kumquat, likely a Nagami (Fortunella margarita).
    Lore:
    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.