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Genus of 20-25 species of evergreen, often spiny, trees and shrubs from open forest, thickets and scrub in southeastern Asia and the larger islands in the eastern Pacific.
There are many complex hybrids.
Though not originating in the Mediterranean the soil and climate here provides for better growing conditions and superior fruit.
EvergreenTrees and shrubs
FruitPlants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesUnder glass - red spider mite, scale, whiteflies, mealybug.Place of originSoutheastern Asia, South Pacific.
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winterLoam based potting compost, full light, shade from hot sun.Patio / pot plants
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilNeutral to acid soilTo slightly acid.
Buy Varieties of CITRUS
(C.japonica) orange edible fruits with sweet skin and acidic flesh.
hardy lemon which will grow outdoors in the mildest climates
(C. japonica x C. aurantifolia) yellow edible fruit with sweet skin and acidic flesh.
the hardiest orange for outdoor or patio growing
vigorous upright grower with large well coloured fruit in profusion
(formerly Ponicirus trifolata) - green stems armed with stout spines. Trifoliate leaves and white strongly scented flowers like Orange blossom