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Cox is a resilient, self-pollinating, frost-tolerant mandarin that can be planted in soils that have had citrus in before, and in poorer soils than some other varieties. It is often used as a 'rootstock' for other citrus to encourage them to fruit more. It grows to a neat size that will fit into smaller gardens. When this writer was a very young gardener, she only ever encountered mandarins in tins - due to growing up on the other side of the world where the idea of picking tropical fruits fresh from the tree was as fanciful as any tale in her storybooks. The dream can now come true!
Poncirus trifoliata x Citrus reticulata - Cox Mandarin hybridAPPEARANCE : Hybrid of Scarlet mandarin and trifoliate orange, a thorny, moderately vigorous evergreen fruit tree. Self pollinating. Fruits can be seedy, and are abundant.
USE IN: Feature planting, orchards and kitchen gardens, privacy hedging.
PLANTING: Plant in full sun and well drained soil; frost tolerant. More tolerant of poorer soil than other citrus types. Resistant to phytophthora root - good for humid regions - and collar rot. Will grow in fairly alkaline soils but alkaline water may cause yellowing of the leaves; treat with citrus-specific plant food if this occurs.
CARE: Prune to desired height if necessary; any seasonal pests can be treated with eco-oil or similar.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2 - 5 m x 3 m.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery.
We can't ship this product to Tasmania or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.
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