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Hardy Orange

Rare and unusual; a conversation piece

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  • flowering dateEarly to mid spring
  • hardiness zone5-9
  • height8 - 20 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as3" POT
  • sun exposureFull Sun

A hardy orange? Really, in my Midwest garden? Yes! This relative of the citrus plant is a favorite of collectors, and can most often be found in public gardens and arboreta. Now it can star in your garden. It's technically a large shrub but is often pruned as a small tree, performing best in sunny, well-drained locations. A classic hedgerow plant, Hardy Orange is virtually impenetrable due to its formidable green thorns, so plant where traffic is minimal. But be sure to pick a spot where the intensely fragrant, orange blossom-like white flowers can be enjoyed in the spring. The fruits (which are not edible) ripen to an attractive yellow in the fall and never fail to elicit comments. An especially effective accent or specimen shrub, it is an interesting and unusual plant, certain to turn heads. Poncirus trifoliata

Product Details

  • botanical namePoncirus trifoliata
  • flowering dateEarly to mid spring
  • flower colorWhite
  • flower formWaxy, white star-like flowers up 3/4"across, form large clusters
  • foliage typeThick, leathery, glossy leaves 2 - 3" long
  • formTree/Shrub
  • growth rateSlow to moderate once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
  • hardiness zone5-9
  • height8 - 20 feet
  • planting instructionsSet at the same depth is growing at in the container. Firm and water in well
  • pruningPrune as needed after flowering.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship as3" POT
  • soil requirementA well drained acid soil that is humus enriched
  • spacing6 - 15 feet
  • spread6 - 15 feet
  • sun exposureFull Sun

Shipping Schedule

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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-3B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
5A 4/18/24 - 6/7/24
5B 3/25/24 - 6/7/24
6A 3/11/24 - 6/7/24
6B 2/26/24 - 6/7/24
7A 2/22/24 - 6/7/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/15/24 - 5/10/24
8B 2/12/24 - 5/10/24
9A-10B 2/5/24 - 5/10/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7A: 6/3/24
Zones 7B - 10B: 5/6/24

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