Citrus - sweet orangeBack in stock: 1-2 weeks
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One of the pleasures of a subtropical garden is plucking fresh sweet fruit straight from the tree. Imagine fresh orange juice for breakfast! Turn the peel into marmalade! Beekeepers - let your bees feed on the sweet-scented blossom to make fragrant honey for breakfast toast! And if you live somewhere that gets a little frost in winter, citrus plants like oranges will grow happily in large pots while small, for moving indoors during colder months.
Citrus x sinensis - sweet orangeDESCRIPTION: Tall thorny tree with deep green glossy leaves, small scented white blossoms, large smooth-skinned sweet orange fruits in abundance. Self-fertile. These plants are seed-grown.
USE IN: Feature planting, orchards and kitchen gardens, privacy hedging. Edible fruit, and blossoms that can be made into herbal tea.
PLANTING: Plant in full sun and well drained soil; they do not like getting their roots wet. Needs a temperature over 5C and a temperature change between summer and winter for best fruiting. Very heat tolerant. 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: 9 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.
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