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Moro Blood Orange

Citrus sinensis 'Moro'

SKU
02665
Unique red fleshed orange that produces delightful flavored juice with a hint of raspberry. Highly ornamental tree with red blushed fruit borne in clusters near the outside of tree. 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
LoreCitrus was first brought to Europe through Spain by Arab traders who found them in Asia.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 12-15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHighlight 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

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