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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.
Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring
Citrus flowers have a tangy citrus fragrance
Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres
Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6-8
Aphids, whitefly, scale, citrus leaf miner, bronze-orange bug (stink bug), borers
Planting season: All.
Types of fertiliser: Citrus fertiliser applied regularly through the growing season.