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Citrus Mini Calamondin Bush
(Calamondin)

£20.00

£20.00

3 in stock

April - August
40 x 35 cm
Sun
Easy Care
Half Hardy

This little ornamental is both showstopper and kitchen superstar! Meet the mini Calamondin Bush – a pocket-sized powerhouse of zesty delight! With cute-as-a-button oranges, lush green foliage and a scent made in heaven, she comes ready to bring a slice of the tropics to your home and outdoor space.

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RHS Plants For Pollinators
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Description

With her diminutive charm, the mini ornamental Calamondin bush asks for little but gives abundantly. From early spring she will grace you with delicate, white blossoms, her soft, orange perfume adding a sweet citrusy fragrance to your conservatory, patio or balcony. The calamondin is a petite fruit hailing from the Orient and often given as a gift during the Chinese New Year to signify good luck. These firm-skinned tiny, tangy, treasures grow plentifully among glossy dark green leaves and are perfect for a zesty pick-me-up. Sharp-tasting and small, round, orange fruits grow up to 4cm in diameter with a fine rind that loosens on ripening. Standing at around 40cm tall (including the pot), this easy-care citrus bush will be delivered with fruits on and has the potential to produce fruit each year, providing conditions are right. We will always pick the best plant on our nursery for you, however, please note that fruit on your citrus plant is not guaranteed, as this will be dependent on the time of year - with fruits being produced normally from beginning of autumn for most varieties. Plants ordered later in the season are more likely to drop their fruits in transit or may be despatched without fruit if they have finished producing. With correct feeding and care they will continue to fruit with the next cycle. As fruits ripen, they may also develop in colour. E.g. limes will show yellow or orange when they are ripe. The limes we know from supermarkets are picked immature to retain acidity and firmness and as such are green.

Planting Conditions

Easy to grow in well-draining, slightly acidic soil and a sunny, south-facing spot. Happily grows indoors as a houseplant or outside on a sheltered patio or balcony during the warmer Summer months but is sensitive to colder temperatures. Likes ample sunlight and a frost free position.

Watering & Feeding

Water regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. During the growing season (spring and summer), use a balanced citrus fertilizer every 4-6 weeks to nourish the plant. In autumn and winter, reduce watering and feeding to allow the bush to rest.

General Care

During the UK's warmer months, you can position your citrus trees outdoors between May and October, providing it is well protected from frost and cold winds. Prune as needed to shape and remove dead branches. Move plants indoors from October to a bright, position away from cold draughts and radiators. Regularly inspect for pests or diseases, and provide well-draining soil. Proper care will keep it thriving and yielding delicious fruit.