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Sweet oranges (photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic)
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Zone
Zones 8, 9, 12-25, 27, 28, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Citrus

Rutaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

As landscaping plants, citrus offer year-round attractive form and glossy deep green foliage; they also bear fragrant flowers and decorative fruit in season. If you want quality fruit, your choice of varieties will depend on the total amount of heat available through the fruit-developing period (need varies according to type) and on the winter cold in your zone.

Citrus flowers attract bees.

For detailed information about citrus selection and growing, see How to choose and grow citrus.

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