Citrus reticulata 'Dancy'Item #2495 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
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Easily peeled, tasty red-orange fruit covers this dwarf evergreen tree in winter. As a landscape feature it offers year round glossy foliage and fragrant flowers. Makes a superb patio container specimen. Thrives in heat and humidity.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus re-tik-u-LA-taPlant type:CitrusDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Reaches 10-12 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesFragrantDesign IdeasThis shrubby, small tree is ideal near a sunny path where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed along with the tasty winter fruit.Companion PlantsGraduate 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.
- CareCare InformationProvide 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The name tangerine is believed to mean "of or from Tangiers", and this cultivar is also known as tangerine. It is thought to have been a thornless sport of another mandarin cultivar of unknown origin. From Morocco it was introduced into Florida where it became the leading commercial variety for the winter holiday market. Mandarin oranges originate in Southeast Asia and were introduced to the Middle Ages by early Arab traders.Lore:Citrus came to America via Spain to Mexico then north to the California missions where the west coast industry was born.