• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing, round headed form to 12 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Edible Fruit
    Early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus
    Plant type:Citrus
    Growth habit:Rounded
    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
    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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.
    Citrus was first brought to European cultivation in Spain by Arab traders who found them in Asia.