Cara Cara Pink Navel Orange

Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara'

A new introduction producing medium-sized, deep orange skinned fruit with reddish-pink flesh. Features good navel flavor and usually seedless fruit. Evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationSIT-rus si-NEN-sis
LoreThe genus citrus is native to Asia and was first brought west to Africa in ancient times, then to Spain and finally to the New World.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 15 to 20 ft tall, 10 to 12 wide. Smaller as a container plant.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasWith its glossy, dark evergreen foliage, this Citrus lends itself to growing in the sun in a large terra cotta pot--a classic Mediterranean look. Or plant one on each side of the doorway in ground or in pots for an instant frame. Grow in fruit or kitchen garden for ideal irrigation and soil care, or plant to break up a long fence line with foliage, scented flowers and fruit.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Edible, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsAccent the lightly variegated foliage of this small tree with Bush Mallow, (Lavatera maritima) and pure white blooms of Bridal VeilTM Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Bridal VeilTM 'Monora'). Create a striking Mediterranean look with Tiny Tower Italian Cypress, (Cupressus sempervirens 'Monshel') and Hazel Spanish Lavender, (Lavandula stoechas 'Hazel').

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: 9-10

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