Poncirus trifoliata
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Poncirus trifoliata

hardy orange

  family rutaceae 
  genus poncirus 

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Genus  Poncirus Species  trifoliata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  hardy orange Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S10318 Data source  GrUnFr p286;Frgnt p213;Frgnt p361
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Poncirus trifoliata has mild sweet flowers. Hardy orange can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 1 to 2 inch round, with a yellow hairy rind. It has an oily pulp; its juice is acidic and bitter. Poncirus trifoliata is typically used as a flavoring.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  very fragrant. Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Flavoring Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 1 to 2 inch round, with a yellow hairy rind Flavor / texture  has an oily pulp; its juice is acidic and bitter
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Poncirus trifoliata to produce fruit. Hardy orange is a native plant in the natural environment and probably originates from central and southern China and China.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Poncirus trifoliata is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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