Citrus species and cultivars

2013

Citrus species and cultivars

Orange, Tangerine, Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit

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Nativity:

Garden origin.

Growth Habit:

Most citrus varieties are medium to small trees.

Growing Requirements:

Citrus trees require frost-free (or nearly so) climates, rich loamy soil and regular water. Full sun produces the most and tastiest fruit.

Features:

While usually quite handsome evergreen trees, citrus are grown almost exclusively for their fruit. The diversity of different types and selections within each type continues to expand. Lotusland’s orchard now grows about 25 different cultivars.

Where at Lotusland:

On either side of the lemon arbor leading north from the parterre.

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