Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Zone
Zones 8, 9, 12-24, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Citrus, Citron

Rutaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Trees

Citron was the first type of citrus to be cultivated. The plant is small, thorny, irregular in shape; grown for big, fragrant, unusual fruit. Very sensitive to cold.

‘Buddha’s Hand’. Fruit is divided into “fingers” that contain all rind and no pulp. Bears some fruit all year round.

‘Etrog’. Fruit resembles a big, warty-skinned lemon with dry pulp; the peel is sometimes candied.

You Might Also Like...

Citrus, Mandarin ‘Page’

Hybrid between ‘Clementine’ mandarin and ‘Minneola’ tangelo. Many small, juicy...

Citrus, Sweet Orange ‘Cara Cara’ (Navel)

First rosy-fleshed navel; bears at the same time as ‘Washington’. Rich flavor.

Leucophyllum frutescens

Grows to 6–8 ft. tall and wide, with gray foliage and light purple flowers. ‘Green Cloud&r...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement