Calamondin

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Calamondin

x Citrofortunella microcarpa
Panama Orange, Calamandarin, Acid Orange
10

20 feet
6

10 feet
East Asia
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Bright light but not full scorch. Evergreen. The fruits are tart and peel easily, and they’re sweeter towards the end of their long season. With thin skins, calamondin don’t keep longer than a week after picking; it’s recommended to pick them when they still have some yellow, for sharper flavor. An intergeneric hybrid between mandarin orange and kumquat, calamondin is one of the cold-hardiest of all citrus. It withstood temperatures of 15 degrees and freezing precipitation in San Antonio without damage or defoliation. Introduced to the U.S. around 1900, it’s probably grown as much for its looks as its fruit: it’s a small specimen, takes well to hedging, and can be used in a container, a dooryard or a patio.

Maintenance

Occasional training and light pruning; fruit production can be enhanced by fertilizing, but established plants are pretty self-sufficient.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
10-20' H, 6-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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