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Fortunella japonica

Round kumquat

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height2m to 4.5m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Fortunella japonica (Round kumquat). A branched, evergreen shrub or tree from China and Hong Kong. Bears lance-shaped, glossy mid green leaves and axillary clusters of flowers in spring. Produces decorative, small golden orange fruit which will remain on the plant for a long but are best picked.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Marumi kumquat

Origin

China and Hong Kong

Interest and use

Container

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Propagate species 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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