Citrus sinensis

Orange Tree

The familiar favourite, the Orange tree has design values well beyond its fruiting capacity.

Features: Attractive form. Fruits. Scented flowers. Available in various dwarf forms.
Applications: Container planting. Espalier. Landscape sites. Courtyards. Gardens.
Description Orange trees can be grown in containers and are well suited to some of the warmer climates of Western Australia. From a landscaping perspective, the Orange's versatility is often overlooked but when used it is a welcome aspect to a garden, landscape, courtyard or shopfront. Dwarf varieties are available and these further increase the potential applications. Their small form is attractive and of course they bring dimensions of both scent and taste to the design aesthetic of a garden or space. Orange trees should be well-supported with appropriate care and fertile soils.
Availability: Torbay : 45L
Mature height: 1-4
Mature spread: 1-3
Canopy: Typically domed. Can be shaped or espalier. Moderately dense shade.
Growth rate: Moderate
Cautions: When establishing, avoid root competition. Dislikes root disturbance. Fertilise to support fruit production. Fruit litter potentially an issue. Dislikes frost.
Tolerances: Can be grown in containers. Responds to heavy pruning in late summer or spring.
Sun demands: Full sun
Soil demands: Needs good drainage and fertile soils. Mildy acid to mildly alkaline soils best
Water demands: Moderate. Minimal water when at rest.
Native or Exotic: Exotic
Leaf habit: Evergreen
Family: Rutaceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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