• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Early spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus si-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Citrus
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleMediterranean
    Design IdeasKeep this delicious navel orange close at hand in a container where you can admire its handsome foliage and enjoy the fragrant flowers. Also easy to use as an informal hedge.
    Companion PlantsPurple QueenTM Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Moneth'), with its purple blooms and deep-green foliage, makes a showy statement when planted with this dwarf Citrus. Use the purple new growth and lilac-pink flowers of Herrenhausen Oregano (Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen') to the same effect. White Lightnin' TM Trailing Lantana (Lantana sellowiana 'Monma') gives year-round interest as a groundcover.
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    The first navel orange was imported into the U.S. from Brazil in 1873, and from this the first named cultivar was 'Washington. Navel oranges have revolutionized the commercial orange industry placing emphasis on the fresh eating option. This plant has been grafted onto Flying Dragon rootstock.