Can be grown outside in Zone 6. Prune lower growth back to encourage canopy. Golf-ball size fruits are best used for drinks and marmalade. The hardiest true citrus, though fruits are inferior to commonly known citrus, being resiny, seedy, and extremely tart. Can withstand below zero temperatures. Commonly used as a rootstock in northern citrus growing regions. Makes a very ornamental hedge which is impenetrable. Height 10'. Zones 6-9.
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.
See the citrus care guide for; VA Wild Orange Marmalade
|Drought Tolerance||Very Good|
|Wet Soil Tolerance||Fair|
|Fresh for Kids||Poor|
|This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome|
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