Citrus sinensis 'Trovita'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIT-rus si-NEN-sis|
|Lore||Washington was the first naval orange, and this cultivar is the second.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Tall, upright growing to 20 to 25 ft.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||This large vigorous citrus makes a fine small scale shade tree or an accent with high degree of fragrance and fruit color. Grow in a citrus orchard or insert into existing landscape. Great long range focal point or position to screen off undesirable land uses with it's evergreen foliage.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||A lively contrast to the orange fruit is a trellised planting of the magenta-red Oo-La-La TM Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Monka'). The low shrub Mt. Tamboritha Woolly Grevillea (Grevillea lanigera 'Mt. Tamboritha'), with its lovely red and cream flowers, add an exotic touch to the drier side of the citrus planting. The deep gold of Starburst TM Double Gold Monold Evergreen Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid 'Monold') reflects the color of the fruit.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10