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Japanese Bitter Orange Plant

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Poncirus trifoliata

  • Sometimes known as the Trifoliate Orange.
  • Small orange fruits. Great for making marmalade and juice.
  • Frost hardy to -20C once established (will require Winter frost protection for the first 2 - 3 years).
  • Thorns are also good for treating toothache!

Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 6" - 8" (15cm - 20cm) tall including pot.

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Sometimes known as the Trifoliate Orange this was, until recently botanically known as Citrus trifoliata - yet is in fact not a Citrus! Adding more confusion is the fact that is often used as the rootstock for grafting hybrid Citrus varieties on to.

Commonly found in Korea and China.

Putting all this confusion to one side, this non Citrus Citrus is very much underrated and perfect for growing in the garden throughout the year. It is utterly Winter hardy, withstanding temperatures to as low as -20C (-4F) once established (will require Winter frost protection for the first 2 - 3 years).

Grow as a single specimen bush - or plant 2 feet (60 cm) apart and grow as a viciously defensive hedge as the plants are covered in large spiteful thorns.

Whichever way you choose to grow your reward will be small (1" (4 cm) diameter) fruits; though too bitter for most people to eat raw, these are perfect for marmalades and preserves. In effect this is the Crab Apple of the Citrus world - but of course it isn't a Citrus!

  • Hardy.
  • Self fertile.
  • Prefers a full sun position but will tolerate partial shade.
  • A well drained, just acidic soil is ideal though a more limey soil will be fine.
  • Deciduous shrub.
  • Scented flowers.
  • Will reach approximately 4 - 5 feet (1.2 - 1.5 metres) after ten years with a spread of around 4 feet (1.2 metres). Ultimately these can grow to around 12 feet (3.6 metres) tall.
  • Plant 2 feet (60 cm) apart to make a hedge.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Great for making marmalade.
  • Makes nice juice rich in Vitamin C.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Can be used to treattyphoid,haemorrhoids, conjunctivitis, colds and constipation.
  • Can be used as a laxative and diuretic.
  • The thorns are used to treat toothache.
  • Can be used to treat allergic inflammation.

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As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

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