Trifoliate orange

A cold-hardy relative of the Citrus.
Common name : Trifoliate orange
Scientific name : Poncirus trifoliata
Family : Portulacaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Extra water
Extra water
Poncirus trifoliata or Citrus trifoliata - The trifoliate orange - is a member of the family Rutaceae native to northern China and Korea, and an unusual species among citruses for having deciduous, compound leaves and pubescent fruits. The plant is a fairly cold-hardy citrus (USDA zone 6) and will tolerate moderate frost and snow, making a large shrub or small tree 4–8 m tall. Because of its relative hardiness, citrus grafted onto Citrus trifoliata are usually hardier than when grown on their own roots.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6b
Height 200 - 500
pH 6 - 7

Plant my trifoliate orange

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my trifoliate orange

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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