Cara Cara Pink Navel Orange
Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIT-rus si-NEN-sis|
|Lore||The 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 Maturity||Moderate growing to 15 to 20 ft tall, 10 to 12 wide. Smaller as a container plant.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||With 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.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Edible, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Accent 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