Calamondin Orange

Citrofortunella mitis

Prized for its ornamental value, this attractive columnar shrub bears small, juicy, sour orange fruit excellent for preserves. Fragrant white flowers backed by dense green foliage. Blooms and sets fruit intermittently throughout the year. Ripe fruit holds well. Nice landscape addition as a hedge or screen. Makes a great container specimen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreThe mandarin-like Calamondin is called Calamonding or Calamansi in the Philippines, Szukai-kat in southern China and Taiwan, T?'kinkan or Shikikitsu in Japan, Djerook kastoori in Java, and Hazara in India.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms and fruits intermittently, year-round.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide 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 general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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