Orange

Citrus sinensis 'Navelina'

Orange - Citrus sinensis  'Navelina'

Common Name: Orange
Genus: Citrus
Species: sinensis
Cultivar: 'Navelina'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Features: Edible fruit, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January to March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: slow-growing

    Clusters of small sweetly scented pale pink flowers open from purple-pink buds among lustrous lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are followed by seedless and sweet red-skinned navel oranges. This is a Spanish variety that produces good-sized fruits early in the season. In summer it will thrive in a sunny sheltered position but it will need protection in winter - ideally being moved to a cool conservatory.

  • Garden care: In pots grow in soil-based or ericaceous compost in full sun. Feed every two weeks with a specialist citrus fertiliser. Pot on or top-dress plants in late winter. Move outside after the risk of frost has passed to a sunny sheltered patio. Keep pruning to a minimum but if necessary lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit immediately after flowering.


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