Poncirus trifoliata

Trifoliate-orange, Hardy-orange, Bitter-orange

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow-medium
Mature Height - 8-20'
Mature Width - 5-13'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Single, perfect 5 petaled, white 1.5-2" across, very fragrant: Late April-early May
Fruit - Yellow berry 1.5" across, numerous seeds, very sour: Ripening in September or October.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellow or yellow-green
Bark - Stems bright green with numerous spines.
Other Features - Serves as substitute for lemon, pulp can be made into marmalade, peel can be candied.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easy to transplant: prefers well-drained, acid soils; in full sun.
Native Habitat - Northern China, Korea: Introduced about 1850.
Diseases and Insects - None serious.
Strength -
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Trifoliate-orange.
- Other plants of the family Rutaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Poncirus.
- Other plants of the species Poncirus trifoliata.