Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to 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, round headed form to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Edible Fruit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring
Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus HIB-rid
Plant type:Citrus
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing, round headed form to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early spring
Flower color:White
Garden styleMediterranean, Tropical
Design IdeasWith its handsome, deep-green foliage and shrubby form, this Citrus is a good choice for containers. Makesa 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.
Companion PlantsPatriot™ Compact Lantana (Lantana camara 'Rainbow'), with its yellow-orange-fuchsia flower clusters, intensifies the orange-red of this Citrus' fruit. Brighten up the evergreen with the contrasting texture and ivory blooms of Ivory Tower Yucca (Yucca filamentosa 'Ivory Tower') and add a low planting of Dwarf Myrtle (Myrtus communis 'Compacta'), a compact shrub with creamy white flowers.
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. Apply a citrus fertilizer in spring; repeat in fall.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Tangelos are hybrids of grapefruit, 'C. paradisi, and the mandarin tangerine, C. reticulata. Minneola is specifically the offspring of 'Dancy' mandarin and the Florida grapefruit, 'Duncan'. This is the most commercially important tangelo in California agriculture although they are also grown in Florida.
Lore:
Citrus was first brought to European cultivation in Spain by Arab traders who found them in Asia.