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Kumquat Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Citrus Japonica

 

Kumquat Tree

With handsome foliage and waxy white flowers, these tender evergreen shrubs and trees, make ideal conservatory plants. This group includes all popular citrus fruits, Lime, Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit. Most need a minimum winter temperature of 5 - 10C. The scented flowers appear in summer in a cool conservatory, but in ideal conditions, flowers are produced at intervals throughout the year. Plants may only reach half their maximum height when planted in containers. Kumquats are like small, oval oranges, the peel of which is often sweeter than the flesh

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plant Features
  • Kumquat Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Kumquat Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Kumquat Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Kumquat Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Kumquat Tree

Latin name

Citrus Japonica

type

Evergreens

family

Rutaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Kumquat Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Kumquat Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Kumquat Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Kumquat Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Kumquat Tree is 2.50meters x 3.00meters 2.50 M 3.00 M

Citrus Japonica

With handsome foliage and waxy white flowers, these tender evergreen shrubs and trees, make ideal conservatory plants. This group includes all popular citrus fruits, Lime, Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit. Most need a minimum winter temperature of 5 - 10C. The scented flowers appear in summer in a cool conservatory, but in ideal conditions, flowers are produced at intervals throughout the year. Plants may only reach half their maximum height when planted in containers. Kumquats are like small, oval oranges, the peel of which is often sweeter than the flesh


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Pot the tree in a large container filled with a mixture of 1 part each potting soil, organic compost and per-lite or vermiculite. Give the tree plenty of room to spread out and establish a healthy root system. Replant container plants every few years to prevent roots from becoming pot-bound.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Summer. Cut, neatly, an 8" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, and remove the bottom leaves, leaving just the top 3 leaves. Trim the end of the cutting so that it is about 6" long, cutting neatly just below a leaf node. . Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost about 2 1/2" into the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm - 65 deg. to 70 deg. - bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week), and keep the compost moist, but not wet.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The pip of any type of citrus fruit can be grown in a pot of seed compost as long as the compost is kept moist - not wet - and the pot is placed in a warm environment. The compost needs to be at a temperature of no less than 60 deg., or germination may not occur, or the seedling may die.

 
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