Citrus reticulata 'Dancy'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIT-rus re-tik-u-LA-ta|
|Lore||Citrus came to America via Spain to Mexico then north to the California missions where the west coast industry was born.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 10-12 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This shrubby, small tree is ideal near a sunny path where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed along with the tasty winter fruit.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Edible, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Graduate 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