One year old, grown from cutting. 'Flying Dragon' grows large thorns, unlike the species, which is great for bonsai, also used as rootstock for grafting dwarf citrus trees
The fruit ripens late in the summer with ping pong size fruit, orange and fragrant.
This is a plant that is at its best in winter - you have to love those thorns!
Tropic to Tropic Plants - Delta, B.C. Canada
Poncirus 'Flying Dragon'
In bloom in my Mom's yard. Wake Forest, NC - March 2007
Taken in late October after the leaves had begun to turn.
Another close up of the dense and hardy foliage of Poncirus trifoliata, (Flying Dragon).
April 14, 2009
June 13, 2009
This one is about 5 feet tall now and after 4 years finally bloomed last month
First yr. plant, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Better be careful trying to pick the fruit! Those thorns are vicious!
Winter silhouette is great.
The density of the twisted branches is remarkable. Bright green stems develop stripes with age.
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens, an expert horticulturalist and plant enthusiast who gives lectures and classes around the USA including at Longwood Gardens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. Learn more about him and his love of all things horticulture at http://www.karlgercens.com/