Citrus paradisi 'Redblush'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIT-rus pa-ra-DEE-see|
|Lore||The sheer size of grapefruit so impressed Scots botanist, James Macfadyen that he assigned the species name after the paradisiacal Garden of Eden.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast grower to 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||A spreading tree with a broad, attractive habit, this Citrus is a beautiful specimen for a lawn. Or place it at the sunniest corner of the house or drive. Since the fruit stays attractive throughout the winter, it is an excellent addition to the winter landscape.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Complement the deep-red blush of this Citrus' fruit throughout the summer with Scarlet Trumpet Vine (Distictis buccinatoria). Gilt Edge Silverberry (Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'), an evergreen with golden margins on its rich green foliage, also looks beautiful with the grapefruit and likes the heat. To further accentuate the fruit, mix with Cherie Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cherie'), with its golden flower and maroon throat.|
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