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× Citrofortunella microcarpa

Limequat

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Leaf ColourBright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

× Citrofortunella microcarpa (Limequat). Large shrub or small, bushy tree, sometimes with a few short spines, and elliptic to broadly ovate, bright green leaves. White flowers are borne from spring to summer, followed by spherical, yellow then orange fruit.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Panama orange, Calamondin

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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