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Citrus-Calamondin-x Citrofortunella mitis


Citrofortunella mitis is a small, beautiful shrub with large crops of fruit known as calamondin or calamansi in Philippine cuisine.

xCitrofortunella mitis, known as calamondin, calamansi or Philippine lime, is a heavy-fruiting hybrid most often used as an ornamental in North America because of its bushy shape, dark green foliage and fragrant, white flowers. Yet in the Philippines, the fruits are widely used in the traditional cuisine. The fruits are small, juicy, and sour which make them excellent for preserves but also for cooking fish, chicken, and pork dishes. All of our citrus are grafted onto C-35 citrange, trifoliate orange, or other semi-dwarfing rootstock which confer good hardiness and production while reducing overall tree size. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Common Name: Calamondin - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Rutaceae (The Citrus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Orange

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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