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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

CITRUS Kumquat

 
  • 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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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