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Fortunella japonica/Kumquat

Fortunella japonica / Fortunella japonica
Potted specimen
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Potted specimen

Close-up image of mature fruit

Makes an excellent hedge planting in warm climates

Tree in heavy fruit

Mature fruit

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Scientific Name: Fortunella japonica
Common Name: Kumquat
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Orange
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 with Fragrance
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Has very fragrant flowers and edible fruit. It is used in screens, hedges, barriers, and as fruit plant in the landscape. As a container plant it is outstanding. It may be partially killed or killed by hard freezes that occur in zone 8, but is worth the risk.