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Plant description:

This dwarf citrus plant, which originated from crossbreeding a kumquat with a tangerine, is a beautiful little tree and makes an excellent ornamental container subject for patios or decks. It bears small, orange-coloured fruits, like mini-oranges, that ripen during July. It is always either in flower or fruit, which shows up strikingly against the dark green foliage. It does very well in subtropical areas. There is also a variegated form. The edible fruits are often sour and are used mostly for preserves or in Southeast Asian dishes.

Family: Rutaceae

Synonym: Citrus x Fortunella

Botanical Pronunciation: sit-roe-for-chew-NELL-uh MIT-iss

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Botanical name

X Citrofortunella mitis

Plant Care




This shrub is always either in flower or fruit.

Common name(s)

Calamondin orange


Uses in landscape design

A fine container subject for poolside pots, patios or decks, and a very good focal point in the herb garden. 

Planting instructions

Planting: Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil with one third compost in the bottom of the hole, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
Watering and feeding: Water and feed regularly.
Pruning: Can be pruned into a standard shape. Cut back in July, after the fruit has ripened, to promote bushy growth.


The fruit can be used to make marmalade.

This shrub is always either in flower or fruit.

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