Bitter Orange
Citrus sinensis
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Citrus fertilizer.
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.0 - 8.0
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, marmalade orange
Family Rutaceae
Other scientific names Citrus aurantium var. sinensis, Citrus aurantium ssp. sinensis, Citrus x aurantium

Characteristics

Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    4
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    5
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    3
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Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • orange