(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.
- 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