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Flying Dragon Hardy Orange - Poncirus trifoliata

Flying Dragon Hardy Orange - Poncirus trifoliata

(Rutaceae Poncirus Trifoliata Flying Dragon)

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    Description

    The Flying Dragon is a unique and exotic Citrus relative that gets a lot of attention in our gardens, especially when loaded with fruit in the fall and winter. It is a dwarf, deciduous, self-fertile fruit tree with attractive twisted branches similar in appearance to the Henry Lauder Walking Stick (Corylus avellana 'Contorta'). The branches also have very attractive hook-like thorns. In spring, pretty white flowers cover the branches that are then followed by the highly aromatic, small, 1.5 to 2" golden-orange fruits that persist  fall and through winter in some regions. The dark green foliage that turns to a golden-yellow in fall is attractive as well.

    NOTE: Flying Dragon is reportedly hardy to at least 0°F. 

    Uses

    The plant is often used in landscapes and container gardens as a unique, eye-ctaching specimen. It can also serve as a protective, inpenetrable hedge against animals and trespassers. Aside from the high ornamental value, the pulp and the peel have many culinary uses, though fruits are not to be eaten whole or fresh. With sugar and water added, the pulp can be used to make orange-ade. The peel can be candied and used as a spice. After two weeks of storage, the juice can be used to make a flavoring for syrup. Both the pulp and the peel can be shredded and used to make orange marmalade.  In China the fruits are used medicinally.

    Planting & Care Tips

    The Flying Dragon Hardy Orange is hardy in USDA Zones 6-11 to at least 0 degreesF. Whether planting in the landscape or in containers, the plant prefers a well drained soil and full sun to part shade. We've seen no serious insect or disease problems in our gardens. In the rare event insects are identified, spray with insecticidal soap or Neem oil. 

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