Poncirus Trifoliata Hardy Orange
Hardy orange is a citrus relative, having fragrant, white flowers (to 2″ diameter), appearing in Spring. Flowers give way to 1-2.5″ diameter fruits in the Fall. They are edible (lemony flavor), but very acidic and seedy. Better used to make marmalade or left on the tree where they persist well into Winter and provide significant ornamental interest.
Hardy orange is well-branched and very thorny, making it a fairly impenetrable once established.
Three-lobed leaves emerge yellowish-green in Spring, turn glossy dark green in Summer and fade to yellow in the Fall.
Best in the full sun
- Common Name Hardy Orange
- Zone Zone 5
- Mature Size 15'H x 12'W
- Bloom Time April-May
- Plant Type Deciduous Shrub
- Flower Color White