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Citrus x sinensis 'Washington Navel' (Washington Navel Orange)

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Plant description

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The orange 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 orange 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 Washington Navel is the most popular home grown orange. It originated in Brazil, and was then sent to Washington. It is a seedless orange.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring

Scent

Citrus flowers have a tangy citrus fragrance

Plant size

Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres

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

Aphids, whitefly, scale, citrus leaf miner, bronze-orange bug (stink bug), borers

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

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

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