|Common Name||Sweet orange|
|Maximum Reachable Height||4 to 10 feet.|
Planting And Care
Care and maintenance of the tree to keep it pest-free will bring the rewards of fruit that ripens in the winter. They need pruning each year to maintain an attractive shape. Cut all deadwood and crossing branches. Prune ornamental citrus to open the crown foliage to let in light and air.
Orange Fruit Care
|Sunlight||Provide direct sunlight for at least several hours daily. Move the plants outdoors for a few hours daily in the spring, increasing the time outdoors until the tree can stay outdoors for the summer. Bring the tree indoors in the fall.|
|Watering||Water the tree as needed to keep the soil moist but not wet. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering.|
|Soil||A mixture of 1 part each potting soil, organic compost, and perlite or vermiculite.|
|Temperature||Capable of withstanding temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but prefers warmer temperatures of at least 55 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.|
|Fertilizer||Fertilize your calamondin orange with a citrus formula or a slow-release formula specifically for acid-loving plants during the growing season. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength during the winter months.|
Orange Fruit Uses
- There is no hurry to pick calamondins
- They are long-lasting, so you can enjoy them for months on the tree.