• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing tree 25 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Edible Fruit
    Blooms:
    Early spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus si-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Citrus
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing tree 25 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide.
    Special features:Edible, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleMediterranean, Tropical
    Design IdeasFor a source of fresh orange juice all summer long, this small tree is hard to beat! The large, rounded tree can be grown alone or in a hedge in the sun. Citrus makes a handsome accent to the landscape and a must in any tropical or Mediterranean garden.
    Companion PlantsPlant alongside Mediterranean favorites like Lavender, Rosemary and Yarrow. For a tropical paradise in your own backyard, mix with Lantana, New Zealand Flax, and Hibiscus.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced once established. Apply a citrus fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to maintain shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Citrus sinensis or the Valencia Orange was created by California agronomist William Wolfskill on his farm in Santa Ana, CA. Its name comes from the Spanish city of Valencia, widely known for its excellent orange trees. The Valencia Orange was widely planted by the Irvine Company in Southern California which likely led to the naming of Orange County. The Campbell variety was a seedling found in the Earl Campbell orchard near Santa Ana, Ca in 1942.