Description for Ornamental Orange Variegated
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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|ornamental orange,ornamental santra,||–||–||4-10 feet.||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
|Full sun, Partial sun,||A mixture of 1 part each potting soil, organic compost and per-lite or vermiculite.||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season||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.|
Caring for Ornamental Orange Variegated
- Care 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.
Typical uses of Ornamental Orange Variegated
Culinary use: 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.
Ornamental use: There is no hurry to pick calamondins. They re long-lasting, so you can enjoy them for months on the tree.