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Poncirus trifoliata

Japanese bitter orange

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  • Poncirus trifoliata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Poncirus trifoliata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Poncirus trifoliata (Japanese bitter orange). This species produces orange fruits. The foliage is a glossy dark green, the flowers are produced in the spring and are creamy white and very fragrant. The fruits will provide late season colour and stand out against the dark foliage.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

N.China, Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, container, culinary, privacy, fragrance, fruit.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0

Cultivation

This very frost-hardy plant prefers full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Shelter it from cold winds.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

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