Variegated Calamondin Orange
Citrofortunella mitis 'Variegata'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||This Calamondin Orange is an ornamental plant but it can be used to create jams and marmalade, and a sour lemonade drink, but is not sweet enough eat fresh.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower, 10-15 feet tall, 6-8 feet wide.|
|Design Ideas||Citrus plants are the perfect combination of ornamental and edible plant values, but dwarf citrus are even more versatile because they fit in limited spaces. Make this citrus a single small accent tree in gardens were fragrance can be appreciated close up. Add to foundation planting outside a window. If low foliage is left in place these double as a background foliage plant for more colorful shrubs and tropicals. Integrate into existing beds and borders. Variegation and fragrant flowers plus bright fruit make this an outstanding small tree for large terra cotta pots in the Italian style that may be moved for winter protection in marginal areas.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Grow this orange with tropical appearing plants such as Rainbow Surprise Mirror Plant (Coprosma x 'Rainbow Surprise'), Festival Grass Cordyline, (Cordyline x 'Jurred') and Red Leafed Banana, (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'). It's also equally at home with a drier Mediterranean palette such as Provance English Lavender, (Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence'), BBQ Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis 'BBQ') and Sun Stripe Variegated Pampas Grass, (Cortaderia selloana 'Monvin').|
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: 9-11