• Overview
    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 12-15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Edible
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Early spring
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    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 12-15 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Edible, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Design IdeasThis exceptional orange makes a fine small scale shade tree or an accent with high degree of fragrance and fruit color. Grow in a citrus orchard or insert into existing landscape. Great long range focal point or position to screen off undesirable land uses with it's evergreen foliage.
    Companion PlantsHighlight this tree's red-blushed fruit with the crimson blooms of Petite Red Imp TM Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Monimp'), a showy dwarf shrub. Complement the red with the cool blues of Huntington Carpet Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Huntington Carpet'), an attractive groundcover, and the twining Variegated Potato Vine (Solanum jasminoides 'Variegata').
  • Care
    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 & Lore
    History:
    The blood orange is prominent in the Mediterranean region where a thrid of the market is blood oranges. This Italian variety is grown in interior regions of Italy and California.
    Lore:
    Citrus was first brought to Europe through Spain by Arab traders who found them in Asia.