|Common Name||Bitter orange, Seville orange, Sour orange, Bigarade orange, or Marmalade orange.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||6-10 meters.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow.|
Planting And Care
They need pruning each year to maintain an attractive shape. Cut all dead wood and crossing branches.
Prune ornamental citrus to open the crown foliage to let in light and air.
|Watering||Irrigation should be done at an interval of 10-15 days during winter months whereas during summer months it should be done at an interval of 5-7 days.|
|Soil||It can be grown in well-drained loamy as well as in clay soil.|
|Temperature||15-35 degree C|
|Fertilizer||Use Nitrogen-rich fertilizer such as urea 3 times in a year, once at early spring then in early summer and last in early winter.|
- It can be planted in the pot
- Sour orange juice is antiseptic, anti-bilious, and hemostatic
- The flowers, prepared as a syrup, act as a sedative in nervous disorders and induce sleep
- An infusion of the bitter bark is taken as a tonic, stimulant, febrifuge, and vermifuge
- The fruit is used in marmalades
- An oil is extracted from the fruit peel and used as a flavor in bakery, soft drinks, and candies