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Citrus sinensis

Orange Tree

Sweet Orange, Navel Orange
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Citrus sinensis
Principal Common Name Orange Tree
Common Name(s) Sweet Orange, Navel Orange
Synonym
Description The sweet orange is a compact evergreen tree with a rounded, symmetrical crown . The leaves are shiny and leathery, oblong to elliptic and have narrow wings on their petioles. The twigs on many orange cultivars are thorny. Orange blossoms are white, very fragrant, and arranged in clusters of 1-6. They bloom in spring and give rise to oranges the following autumn or winter.
General Comments Last year's oranges often are still on the tree when the new flowers are blooming.
Origin
Nativity China
Height Range 20 - 30 FT
Spread Range 15 - 20 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green : Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Leathery : Shiny
Form Edible : Shrub : Small Tree : Tree
Flower Color White : White with purple tinge
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Edible : Evergreen : Fragrance : Fruit

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