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CITRUS 'Mitis'

Commonly known as Calamondin, Panama orange

The hardiest orange for outdoor or patio growing
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  • Evergreen - elliptic to broadly ovate, bright green leaves 4-10cm (1½-4in) long
  • White
  • Height - 3-6m (10-20ft)
  • Spread - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - spherical yellow, then orange fruit 2.5-4cm (1-1½in) across
  • Tall Shrub - large shrub or small, bushy tree, sometimes with a few short spines. Produces flowers 1cm (½in) across
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - Calamondin , Panama orange
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, whiteflies, scale insects, mealybugs under glass. Outdoors, Phytophthora root rot
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Neutral to acid soil
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3-6m (10-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

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