Moro Blood Orange
Citrus sinensis 'Moro'
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||Citrus was first brought to Europe through Spain by Arab traders who found them in Asia.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 12-15 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||This exceptional orange makes a fine small scale shade tree or an accent with high degree of fragrance and fruit color. Grow in a citrus orchard or insert into existing landscape. Great long range focal point or position to screen off undesirable land uses with it's evergreen foliage.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Highlight this tree's red-blushed fruit with the crimson blooms of Petite Red Imp TM Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica 'Monimp'), a showy dwarf shrub. Complement the red with the cool blues of Huntington Carpet Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Huntington Carpet'), an attractive groundcover, and the twining Variegated Potato Vine (Solanum jasminoides 'Variegata').|
Requires 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 citrus fertilizer in spring; repeat in fall.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10