• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Tall, upright growing to 20 to 25 ft.
    Key Feature:
    Edible
    Blooms:
    Early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus si-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Citrus
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Tall, upright growing to 20 to 25 ft.
    Special features:Edible, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleMediterranean, Tropical
    Design IdeasThis large vigorous citrus 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 PlantsA lively contrast to the orange fruit is a trellised planting of the magenta-red Oo-La-La TM Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Monka'). The low shrub Mt. Tamboritha Woolly Grevillea (Grevillea lanigera 'Mt. Tamboritha'), with its lovely red and cream flowers, add an exotic touch to the drier side of the citrus planting. The deep gold of Starburst TM Double Gold Monold Evergreen Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid 'Monold') reflects the color of the fruit.
  • Care
    Care Information
    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 general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    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
    History:
    Although naval oranges are seed free, there occurs an occasional seeded fruit, and from one came this unique orange that bears very few seeds. Its parent is the Washington Naval orange, the hybrid of C. sinensisand x Citroncirus webber. It was imported into the United States in 1873 from Brazil.
    Lore:
    Washington was the first naval orange, and this cultivar is the second.