Plants by mail order since 1984, over 4100 plants online today!


My Burncoose




Due to very high order volumes, there is an order limiting system in place at present. Please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes. The nursery and gardens are open 10.00 to 16.00 everyday, all are welcome.

CITRUS Kumquat

(C.japonica) orange edible fruits with sweet skin and acidic flesh.
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - mid- to light green, glossy leaves to 10cm (4in) long with distinctive vein patterns
  • White
  • Height - 2.5-3.6m (8-12ft)
  • Spread - 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - produces round to oval orange-yellow fruit 2.5cm (1in) in diameter with mildly acidic pulp and sweet, edible skin
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree, usually many-branched with spines in the leaf axils. Produces axillary clusters of flowers
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - citrus japonica. Syn Fortunella japonica. The most diminutive of the citrus family
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, whiteflies, scale insects, mealybugs
  • Place of origin - southern China
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - shallowly cup-shaped 1cm (½in) across
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - 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.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -

Useful extras...

Share this page

Twitter Facebook Digg
Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2021 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email:
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2021      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.