Citrus medica

Also known as:

  • Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis
  • Fingered Citron

Plant Type

tree, shrub, fruit / vegetable

Zones

10a-11

Size

H:6'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flowers:

white

Fruit:

yellow

Flowering Time:

spring

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Cistus Nursery

Portland, Oregon

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Cistus Nursery

Location

Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

www.cistus.com

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Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

www.cistus.com

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Info

The citrus with strange and wonderful fruit that does, indeed, look like ancient pictures of the hand of Buddha. A charming small tree, to only 6' tall or so, with shiny, slightly serrated leaves, purplish in new growth and somewhat lumpy and rumpled looking in maturity. From early spring onward, purple blushed buds open to white, scented flowers followed, in winter, by the singularly entertaining fruit. Though without pulp or juice, the abundant oils provide lots of citrus aroma, while the outer rind is wonderful for cooking or for candied peel. Loves sun, rich soil, and moisture. Hates cold, only tolerating low temperatures in the 30s °F, USDA zone 10. So grow outside in summer and bring indoors well before the first frost. And enjoy!

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