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rojuko Atlanta, GA In Georgia, the home I purchased has this bush with large thorns and yellow/orange fruit the size of ping pong balls. It does not appear to be invasive as it is not branching out. It is just a single bush about 5 feet tall.
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TomH3787 Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) Trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata)
plantfreak78 Rolesville, NC (Zone 7b) Tom, the cool kids call it Flying Dragon :)
Metrosideros Keaau, HI It is perfect for making grafts and container based Citrus.
Use it to grow dwarf Citrus!
Beach_Barbie Kure Beach, NC (Zone 9a) OK, I had NO idea the trifolate orange used as root stock is the flying dragon.
Holy crap! How is it I didn't know this?? I have two of them growing in big pot on either side of my back door and love them. Gorgeous in the summer and winter.
ecrane3 Dublin, CA (Zone 9a) I wonder if this tree used to be a dwarf citrus grafted onto the trifoliate rootstock, then the top part got killed by cold during some winter leaving the hardier rootstock to grow.
Beach_Barbie Kure Beach, NC (Zone 9a) Could be, or not. I know several people in this area growing them for their looks.
Vestia San Francisco, CA That does look like
P. trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'; also looks like is in need of feeding and some iron.
Metrosideros Keaau, HI Good news is, you can graft several Citrus varieties onto your plant.
The rootstock is very strong and disease resistant. It supports both sweet and sour Citrus.
ViburnumValley Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) 'Flying Dragon' has the recurved thorns, as shown in the image provided. Species
Poncirus trifoliata has straighter (still deadly) thorns.
I'd be amazed if the clone was the sole plant used for understock, but if it is simple to root then there is no reason not to.
The cut stems make great mantle decorations. I still have one from almost twenty years ago, now aged to a fine dry buff color.
Beach_Barbie Kure Beach, NC (Zone 9a) Good to know!
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