Citrofortunella microcarpa 'Calamondine'
Common Name: Calamondine
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Half-Hardy||Height: 2.50 m (250 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 2.00 m (200 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: White|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: April to July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
A lovely vigorous plant with bright green glossy leaves and scented waxy white flowers from spring to summer. The blooms are followed by small spherical fruit with sweetish thin bright orange peel and sour flesh with few seeds. Unlike most citrus the Calamondine orange is quite hardy and very resistant to cold but is best grown in a pot and in colder areas should be moved to a frost-free place in winter.
In Vietnam the calamondine orange is a symbol of prosperity and it is often given as a gift of good wishes on important or festive occasions.