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Citrus myrtifolia

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Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrus (SIT-rus) (Info)
Species: myrtifolia (mir-tih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Citrus aurantium var. myrtifolia

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Trees

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive mrs_colla On Apr 25, 2010, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is my most bloomy citrus, like a string of pearls! And the smell is heavenly... LOVE this special tree! The little leaves are beautiful too.

Edited to say that the fragrance of the blooms is so exquisite, I can't wait to open my windows in the morning to smell the flowers through my house!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
San Anselmo, California
Merritt Island, Florida
Sebring, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
North Charleston, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Harlingen, Texas



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