• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 12-15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Early spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus si-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Citrus
    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
    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.
    Citrus was first brought to Europe through Spain by Arab traders who found them in Asia.