Flying Dragon Hardy Citrus (trifoliate orange)

(Poncirus trifoliata)

Full Sun to Part Shade. produces golf ball sized fuzzy lime-like fruits. self fertile, zone 6, grows up to 6′ high

A delightful little hardy citrus that is still highly underutilized and underappreciated.   Technically only hardy to Zone 6, but seems to be fine in Zone 5 and maybe colder as well.   This is the ‘Flying Dragon’ type, reaching only 6’ high with fancy twisted stems and decorative curved thorns.   Leaves drop in winter but stems stay dark green and look great in a little snow!   Produces abundant crops of great-smelling golfball-sized fruit that is very seedy but juicy and can be used to make very fragrant lemonade or marmalade.  This could make a really neat living fence for livestock.  Self-fertile.  Full to part sun. . .

3″ pots $3.50, Quart pots $7, Gallon* pots $14

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.