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Poncirus trifoliata /Trifoliate-Orange

Poncirus trifoliata  / Poncirus trifoliata
Close-up image of the hard, lemon-like fruit
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Close-up image of the hard, lemon-like fruit

Clusters of fruit and wicked thorns on this tree

Fruit and foliage

Two fruit and foliage

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Scientific Name: Poncirus trifoliata
Common Name: Trifoliate-Orange
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants with Fragrance
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: The 1-2 inch yellow fruit shaped like a small orange has little pulp, is bitter and not edible. This citrus has many white, very fragrant blossoms in spring. It makes an inperetrable hedge thicket and barrier plant with its many thorns. Has yellow autumn color and a picturesque winter form.