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Fortunella Genus

Kumquat

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Fortunella genus (Kumquat). They are small compact mounds of evergreen shrubs or small trees, most of which have a small spine at the junction of leaf and branch. They bear fragrant, white flowers in spring and from summer to autumn, small, edible orange fruits appear.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

S.China to Malaysia

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings and varieties by budding onto rootstock in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and scale insects under glass.

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