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CITRUS Orange

Vigorous upright grower with large well coloured fruit in profusion
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Glossy, dark green leaves
  • White
  • Height
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tall Shrub
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun

CITRUS Orange

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Best in containers which can be moved outside for the summer and kept in a well-lit position indoors throughout the winter
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, whiteflies, scale insects, mealybugs
    Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    Shallowly cup-shaped to 1cm (½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not 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 winter
    Use loam-based compost JI No.2 in full light shaded from hot sun
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    Prune to shape
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Strongly scented
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
1.8m (6ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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