Chinotto Citrus Tree

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Citrus Myrtifolia

Orange trees provide an instant Mediterranean feel to a garden or patio. The Chinotto orange is often referred to as the myrtle-leaved orange tree due to the foliage resembling the common myrtle. They produce beautifully fragrant white flowers throughout early spring followed by an abundance of small fruits in early-late summer.  It can take up to a year for the fruit to ripen so it is possible to have both fruits and flowers present at the same time. 

Citrus thrives in a warm, sunny sheltered position. They are best kept in a container or pot as they are not fully hardy in the British climate. During autumn and winter, it is recommended that they are brought indoors into a conservatory or a greenhouse. Avoid placing the citrus tree near central heating, as this can cause leaf drop due to the lack of air humidity. During particularly cold spells of weather place a horticultural fleece around the plant for additional protection. 

Plant Habit: Bush
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Aspect: South-Facing, West-facing,
Sunlight: Full Sun
Foliage: Evergreen
Soil pH: Acidic, Neutral
Hardiness Rating (RHS): H3 (-5°C to -1°C)

Supplied at an overall height of 55-65cm in a 5L pot

 Select the gift wrap option and we'll dispatch this Chinotto packaged in beautifully coloured material and ribbon around the pot. Ready to give as a perfect present, which can be delivered to you or directly to the recipient. 

For more information on Citrus Trees and how best to care for them visit our Care Guide page.