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Dancy Tangerine

Citrus reticulata 'Dancy'

Easily peeled, tasty red-orange fruit covers this dwarf evergreen tree in winter. As a landscape feature it offers year round glossy foliage and fragrant flowers. Makes a superb patio container specimen. Thrives in heat and humidity.
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Full sun

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


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Botanical PronunciationSIT-rus re-tik-u-LA-ta
LoreCitrus came to America via Spain to Mexico then north to the California missions where the west coast industry was born.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 10-12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis shrubby, small tree is ideal near a sunny path where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed along with the tasty winter fruit.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Edible, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGraduate the height of this planting with Zuni Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Zuni'), which is slightly lower and will create interest with its bronzy new growth to orange-red fall color. Add the red-flowering Dwarf Pomegranate (Punica granatum 'Nana') and Blue Point Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point'), with its pyramidal form, to complement the evergreen.

Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established. Apply a citrus fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

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