Myrtle-leaved Orange Tree, Citrus Aurantium 'Chinotto'

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Citrus myrtifolia, the myrtle-leaved orange tree, is a species of Citrus with foliage similar to that of the common myrtle. It is a compact tree with small leaves and no thorns which grows to a height of three metres and can be found in Malta, Libya, the south of France and Italy.

Chinotto is a very attractive ornamental form of citrus with close-knit myrtle-like leaves. In the spring expect prolific white flowers and an intense fragrance. The small sour orange fruits can be used for cooking in a variety of ways. 

Needs protection over winter if temperatures drop too low. Horticultural fleece will keep it wrapped up safe. As with most citrus varieties, overwintering in warm areas and rooms is not recommended. 

Height: 160cm
Width: 65cm
Potsize: 38cm

For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm

19cm

4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm

22cm

7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm

27cm

10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 

30cm

15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm

35cm

20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

38cm

 

For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.

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