Poncirus trifoliata
  • Poncirus trifoliata
  • Poncirus trifoliata
  • Poncirus trifoliata
  • Poncirus trifoliata
  • Poncirus trifoliata

Poncirus trifoliata

£19.95

(Bitter Orange) A handsome and unusual plant native to parts of China and Korea, Poncirus trifoliata is self-fertile and has lovely, fragrant white flowers in late spring.

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A handsome and unusual plant native to parts of China and Korea, Poncirus trifoliata is self-fertile and has lovely, fragrant white flowers in late spring. These eye-catching flowers are followed by bright-lemon or orange coloured, satsuma sized fruits in late summer and autumn.

These fruit have a somewhat bitter flavour, but can be used to make an interesting marmalade! The leaves are narrow and dark green in spring and summer before turning butter-yellow in autumn, which contrasts nicely against the distinct green, thorny stems.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April - May.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow - moderate.
  • Habit: Small, densely branching tree once established.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: Poncirus trifoliata requires a warm, sunny position to fruit reliably and is superb when planted against a south facing wall.
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How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Fruit - Ornamental, Scented, Rare and Unusual

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