Flying Dragon (Hardy Citrus/Trifoliate Orange)

$59.97

A unique and exotic Citrus relative, Flying Dragon is a deciduous, very dwarf tree with attractive, contorted branches and equally attractive, hook shaped thorns. This citrus tree bears yellow, 2″ diameter fruits that yield juice that can be used as a lemon-like seasoning. In China Flying Dragon is sometimes used as a compact, impenetrable hedge. This amazingly hardy citrus is rated by some as being Zone 5, and hardy down to -29C, which is incredible. Well worth trying outdoors in the ground Ontario if you like to gamble, or you can plant it in a large pot, and bring it in for those very frosty winter periods.

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Description

A unique and exotic Citrus relative, Flying Dragon is a deciduous, very dwarf tree with attractive, contorted branches and equally attractive, hook shaped thorns. This citrus tree bears yellow, 2″ diameter fruits that yield juice that can be used as a lemon-like seasoning. In China Flying Dragon is sometimes used as a compact, impenetrable hedge. This amazingly hardy citrus is rated by some as being Zone 5, and hardy down to -29C, which is incredible. Well worth trying outdoors in the ground Ontario if you like to gamble, or you can plant it in a large pot, and bring it in for those very frosty winter periods.

Latin Name: Poncirus trifoliata monstrosa
Site and Soil: In spring, summer and fall, keep your potted Citrus in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit production. Trees will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Hardy to about -29C
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 2-3 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Late Fall
Yield: 20-30 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus plants.

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