Citrofortunella mitisItem #2625 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
Prized for its ornamental value, this attractive columnar shrub bears small, juicy, sour orange fruit excellent for preserves. Fragrant white flowers backed by dense green foliage. Blooms and sets fruit intermittently throughout the year. Ripe fruit holds well. Nice landscape addition as a hedge or screen. Makes a great container specimen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
- DetailDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:ColumnarGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Blooms and fruits intermittently, year-round.Flower color:White
- CareCare InformationProvide 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 general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Most commonly grown in the Philippine Islands although probably of Chinese origin. It is believed to be a natural hybrid, a crossing of a mandarin (Citrus reticulata) with Kumquat, likely a Nagami (Fortunella margarita).Lore:The mandarin-like Calamondin is called Calamonding or Calamansi in the Philippines, Szukai-kat in southern China and Taiwan, T''kinkan or Shikikitsu in Japan, Djerook kastoori in Java, and Hazara in India.