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× Citrofortunella margarita

Limequat

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy

Description

× Citrofortunella margarita (Limequat). This species has a shrubby habit with smaller leaves, and less edible fruits than most other Citrus plants.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, fruits and overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5-10C, and will require full light with fertile well drained but not too dry soil. You can water containerized specimens freely when in full growth, and moderately at other times.

Propagation

You can propagate the seeds when ripe or by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

White fly, red spider mite, mealy bug, lime-induced and magnesium-deficiency chlorosis may be troublesome.

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