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The Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium) is native to southern vietnam. It grows as a compact, well branched, medium-sized thorny shrub or tree with glossy, dark green leaves. Grafted on 1.8- 2.5 m high stems, they are popular trees for alleys in mediterranean countries. In this country, they are traditional pot plants and wintergarden plants with numerous qualities, as there are the leaves with their high content of essential oil that is used commercially (food, cosmetics). Also, it produces intensely fragrant white flowers of medium size (2-3 cm). Their essential oil is also known as Neroli- oil. At first sight, its fruits rather look like tangerines than oranges: they have a flat- round shape with a medium- thick peel that is richly textured to wrinkled. The grated peel is used as spice and well known as candied orange peel. The fruit pulp is the basic ingredient for the famous ‘marmalade’. The fruits still remain at the branches for a long time even when they are fully ripened, which makes this plant even more attractive. Bitter Oranges tolerate more shade than other citrus plants- even without reducing the amount of flowers or fruits. Also, they have very robust roots making this plant very easy to care and one of the most commen grafting stock for container citrus.
Quality: intensely fragrant & numerous flowers; fragrant & glossy & evergreen leaves; manyfoldly usable & decorative fruits clinging on the tree for a long time; compact growth
Use: in pots from April outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden - during winter in a winter quarter or greenhouse; all year in a heated greenhouse or bright room
|Height||2,5 - 3 m|
|Flowering period||blooming several times|
|Color of flowers||white|
|Growth||Tree or Shrub|
|winter temperature||10 (+/- 5) °C|
|Minimum temperature||0 °C|
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