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x Citrofortunella microcarpa/Calamondin

x Citrofortunella microcarpa / x Citrofortunella microcarpa
Tree in heavy fruit in late autumn and winter
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Tree in heavy fruit in late autumn and winter


Close-up of fruit

Winter fruit and foliage

Fruit and foliage

Close-up of fruit

Sooty mold on foliage, a common problem

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Scientific Name: x Citrofortunella microcarpa
Common Name: Calamondin
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: The calamondin is an excellent small bushy evergreen tree that produces delightfully fragrant white flowers in early spring and small orange fruit in autumn and winter. The tree is well adapted to growing in containers, in mass plantings to make an excellent privacy hedge or as a single specimen tree in the landscape. This citrus is relatively cold hardy and can tolerate moderate freezes in its range of growth. For best fruiting, plant in a location that receives full sunlight for most of the day.