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Citrus reticulata × maxima

Citrus reticulata × maxima

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General Notes

A hybrid between Citrus reticulata × Citrus maxima.

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Needs good drainage. 'Minneola' most popular variety. Citrus grafted to sour orange root stock is resistant to Texas Root Rot.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Rutaceae

Tree Characteristics

Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Glossy Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Orange, Red or Yellow Hesperidium, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter or Spring Edible and Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Brown, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 8, 9, and 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Mealy Bugs, Scales, Spider Mites, Thrip and White Fly, Brown Rot, Chlorosis, Crown Rot, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Virus.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Bees and Squirrels.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Citrus reticulata × maxima Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 23, 2018.
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