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Poncirus trifoliata - trifoliate orange (10 bare root plants)

Poncirus trifoliata - trifoliate orange (10 bare root plants)

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    Altezza della pianta: 5-10cm cm
    Genus of a single species of shrubs or small trees of the woods of China and Korea. Poncirus is a citrus shrub or small bushy deciduous tree up to 4-6 m tall, rounded with stiff green shoots. Large thorns even more than 5 cm long grow in the axils of the leaves. The alternate, tri-palmate leaves are composed of 3 small, obovate, dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn before fall. In late spring and early summer, often again in autumn, it produces white flowers, similar to Citrus flowers, but a little larger and slightly less fragrant. The spherical fruits are green, yellow when ripe, 3-4 cm in diameter, and have tomentose skin, with a very bitter taste but with a pleasant scent and can be used for various preparations such as jams, liqueurs or dehydrated and shredded as spices. They are also used fresh to perfume wardrobes and drawers.

    Pedoclimatic needs

    The only deciduous citrus fruit that is not afraid of snow and frost (up to -16°/-18 °C) and can be grown outdoors even in cold areas. It may happen that specimens that are only a few years old are afraid of intense cold and wind. It adapts to all types of soil, preferring those without water stagnation and well fertilized. Full sun exposure, but also resistant to partial shade. Poncirus is often used as an ornamental plant and also to create hedges that are absolutely impenetrable, even to wild boars, due to its very robust thorns.

    Botanical Information

    Botanical Name: Poncirus trifoliata sin citrus trifoliata

    Family: Rutaceae

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