Citrus Flying Dragon

Flying Dragon Trifoliate Orange

Citrus trifoliata L. var. monstrosa T.

Flying Dragon's thorns are long and curved, plant is small (up to 6'). Extremely ornamental with corkscrew growth habit. A show-stopper at the nursery, especially with it's display of orange fruit in the fall! No insect or disease problems. We make citrus-ade from the juice, adding sweetener and water. Fruits are highly aromatic. Fruits are inferior to lemons, being seedy, resin-like, and not juicy. Not to be eaten whole fresh. Will take below zero temperatures planted in the ground, so it is the hardiest of citrus along with the straight thorn Poncirus. Can be made into a prize-winning bonsai. Space 7' circle Height @ 6'. Zones 6-9.

Citrus Trifoliate Hedge
Hedge of Trifoliate Orange


Immature fruits and dried mature fruits are used medicinally in China. In southern Germany, fruit juice after two weeks' storage is used to make a flavoring syrup, the peel is candied and used as a spice, and is a source of pectin. The plant is much grown as an ornamental in cool areas of Europe, Asia and North America. In Brazil, it is valued as a protective hedge against animals and human trespassers. Seedlings are important in most citrus-growing areas as rootstocks for various Citrus and related species.

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceExcellent
Disease ResistanceExcellent
Drought ToleranceVery Good
Heat ToleranceVery Good
Humidity ToleranceExcellent
Sun ToleranceVery Good
Wet Soil ToleranceFair
Shade ToleranceFair
No SprayExcellent
Salt ToleranceFair
Fresh for KidsPoor
Deer ResistanceVery Good
ThornsYes
Plant TypeShrub
Soil TypeAdaptable
Edible TypeFruit
Self FertileYes
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome

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1Half Gallon #275
$15.00  Seedling
13/4 Gallon
$30.00  Seedling


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