Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Edible
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus si-NEN-sis
Plant type:Citrus
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early spring
Flower color:White
Flower attributesFragrant
Garden styleMediterranean
Design IdeasKeep this delicious navel orange close at hand in a container where you can admire its handsome foliage and enjoy the fragrant flowers. Also easy to use as an informal hedge.
Companion PlantsPurple QueenTM Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Moneth'), with its purple blooms and deep-green foliage, makes a showy statement when planted with this dwarf Citrus. Use the purple new growth and lilac-pink flowers of Herrenhausen Oregano (Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen') to the same effect. White Lightnin' TM Trailing Lantana (Lantana sellowiana 'Monma') gives year-round interest as a groundcover.
Care Information
Requires 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 citrus fertilizer in spring; repeat in fall.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
The first navel orange was imported into the U.S. from Brazil in 1873, and from this the first named cultivar was 'Washington. Navel oranges have revolutionized the commercial orange industry placing emphasis on the fresh eating option. This plant has been grafted onto Flying Dragon rootstock.