Citrus, Flying Dragon Hardy Orange (2 plants) Ships prompt
Trifoliate Orange (Poncirus trifoliata), also known as the “hardy orange” or “flying dragon,” is the most cold hardy of all citrus. Can thrive outdoors in temperatures as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit. Originated in Northern China and the Korean Peninsula. It is a large, deciduous shrub that produces an unusually sour, downy fruit that is medicinally beneficial with anti-inflammatory properties and high in vitamin C and delicious when cooked. The very sour fruits not normally eaten raw. The fruit is commonly juiced, made into marmalades, jams, jellies, or candied. Trifoliate oranges are slightly smaller than conventional oranges and taste like a blend of lemon and grapefruit. Since hardy orange is deciduous — the only one from the citrus family — the leaves will develop touches of scarlet and yellow in autumn before falling off. It is very dwarf and is used as a root stock for dwarf citrus trees. Extremely ornamental with corkscrew growth habit branches covered in large downward curved spines. Flying Dragon is primarily pest and disease resistant, as well as heat and drought tolerant. Flying Dragon does well in containers, even pruned in bonsai fashion. Zone 5
Cannot ship to AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX, WV.
PLANTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN MARCH 2024