Bergamot Orange
Citrus bergamia

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrus (SIT-rus) (Info)
Species: bergamia
Synonym:Citrus x aurantium
Synonym:Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia

Category:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

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Morro Bay, California

Pompano Beach, Florida

North Charleston, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 25, 2009, gooley from Hawthorne, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Never grown it, but I get conflicting reports of hardiness on line, including the claim on Wikipedia that it grows in Georgia (the one in the US, that is) -- commercially, it's implied. I don't know of any part of Georgia that is zone 9b.