Orange trees are well adapted as ornamental plants,known for their fragrant flowers, healthy fruit, and their deep green glossy leaves.
Citrus trees grown as ornamental container plants may take up to five years to produce fruit. Container-grown ornamental orange trees are usually the dwarf varieties which grow to a height of 4 to 10 feet. Limited root space has the effect of stunting tree growth even if it is a standard variety.
Citrus trees are damaged at frost temperature but can be grown in wintertime indoors.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||ornamental orange,ornamental santra,
|Maximum Reachable Height
Planting and careCare and maintenance of the tree to keep it pest free will bring the rewards of fruit which ripens in the winter. They need pruning each year to maintain attractive shape. Cut all deadwood and crossing branches. Prune ornamental citrus to open the crown foliage to let in light and air.
Ornamental Orange Variegated care
||Full sun, Partial sun,
||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season
||A mixture of 1 part each potting soil, organic compost and per-lite or vermiculite.
||Capable of withstanding temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but prefers warmer temperatures of at least 55 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
||Fertilize your calamondin orange with a citrus formula or a slow-release formula specifically for acid loving plants during the growing season. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength during the winter months.
Ornamental Orange Variegated uses
- There is no hurry to pick calamondins
- They re long-lasting, so you can enjoy them for months on the tree
- These oranges are tart, to say the least
- Sample one for sourness before using any in cooking
- You can use them in place of lemons in a recipe