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Citrumelo (xCitroncirus) is a cross between a grapefruit and the very hardy trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) and tastes like something between the two. It is hardy outdoors on the west coast.

Citrumelo (xCitroncirus) is a cross between a grapefruit and the very hardy trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata). The fruit is large and rounded to teardrop-shaped and deep yellow in colour. It tastes like a cross between a lemon and a grapefruit. It is quite hardy for a citrus down to zone 7b and can be grown outdoors year-round on the west coast. In other regions bring indoors as a houseplant in winter and watch for spider mite and scale.

Common Name: Citrumelo

Family: Rutaceae (The Citrus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7b-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Yellow

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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