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
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 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 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.