Citrus mitis Calamondin

Common name: Calamondin

Cherish the sweet, juicy flavour of this unique citrus fruit - ideal for You will haveing zing to your summer dishes.

1 to 5°C

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From the highly scented flowers and glossy, evergreen leaves, to the satisfaction of picking home-grown fruit, there is much pleasure to be had from growing a citrus tree. Originating from China, Citrus x mitis 'Calamondin' is thought to be a cross between the kumquat and mandarin, resulting in tart, miniature oranges. Though often grown for ornamental purposes, these oranges do have culinary value, useful for flavouring sauces, dressings, and drinks. As with many citrus trees, Citrus x mitis 'Calamondin' is rarely without flowers and fruit, bearing both simultaneously throughout the year. Though one of the hardiest citruses, it is advisable to overwinter indoors. Container growing is ideal, as it provides the additional benefit of restricting growth to a manageable size.During warmer months, locate Citrus x mitis 'Calamondin' in a sunny, sheltered spot outside, watering freely (ideally with rainwater). Then, during colder months, move to a cool or temperate greenhouse or conservatory, watering sparingly. A tender, evergreen shrub or tree which, if unrestricted, reaches a height of 2m with a spread of 1m.
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Key Information
Latin Name Citrus mitis Calamondin P9
Common Name Calamondin
Hardiness H2 (1 to 5°C)
Colour White
Type Shrub
Position Full-Sun
Format 9cm Pots
Height in Maturity (m) 2.00
Spread in Maturity (m) 1.00
Soil Conditions Clay Loam Sand
Aspect South-facing, West-facing
Scented Yes
Good for pots Yes

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