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Citrus x limon x reticulata 'Lemonade' (Lemonade lemon)

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Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.

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Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.

Plant description

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The lemonade tree is a large evergreen shrub to small tree. It has glossy green dense foliage, perfumed white flowers, followed by attractive,tasty and nutritious fruit. Citrus have been grown as ornamental plants as well as for their fruit. The perfume of citrus blossoms is a delightful feature in the garden.

Citrus thrive in a sunny, humid environment, and have low frost tolerance. They grow best on well drained, fertile soil with regular watering. If they go through dryness at flowering time, they can drop the developing fruit. Prone to a few pests and diseases, they do need regular attention. 

The lemonade lemon is a hybrid between a lemon and a mandarin, so it is sweeter than a lemon, but still with the lemon tang. The tree bears thorns, and crops several times a year.

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Scent

Lemonade flowers have a tangy citrus fragrance

Plant size

Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6-8

Diseases

Sooty mould

Pests

Scale, citrus leaf miner, bronze-orange bug (stink bugs), borers, whitefly

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: Citrus fertiliser applied regularly through the growing season.

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