Moro Blood Orange
Moro Blood Orange
Citrus sinensis 'Moro'Item #2665 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
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Unique red fleshed orange that produces delightful flavored juice with a hint of raspberry. Highly ornamental tree with red blushed fruit borne in clusters near the outside of tree. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus si-NEN-sisPlant type:CitrusDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 12-15 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early springFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesFragrantDesign 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').
- CareCare InformationRequires 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.