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Sour Orange Tree

Sour Orange Tree

Regular price $145.20 USD
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Plant Type: Citrus
Plant Height: 15-30 feet
Spread: 15-25 feet
Flower Color: bright orange
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Sour Orange Tree, scientifically known as Citrus aurantium, is a citrus tree species valued for its ornamental qualities and its uniquely flavored fruit. Also known as Seville Orange or Bitter Orange, this tree is native to Southeast Asia and is widely grown in the Mediterranean region and other parts of the world.

Sour Orange Trees typically grow to about 15 to 30 feet in height and have a spread of 15 to 25 feet. They have a rounded, spreading canopy with glossy, dark green leaves. The trees are known for their fragrant white blossoms, which bloom in spring and are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators.

The fruit of the Sour Orange Tree is medium-sized with a bright orange, slightly rough skin. As the name suggests, the fruit is sour and somewhat bitter, making it less suitable for fresh eating than sweet oranges. However, the sour oranges are highly prized for culinary uses, particularly in marmalades, marinades, and traditional recipes. The fruit usually ripens in late winter to early spring.

Sour Orange Trees thrive in full sun and prefer well-draining soil. They are relatively drought-tolerant once established and can adapt to a variety of soil types. These trees are more cold-tolerant than many other citrus varieties, but they still require protection from hard freezes.

In landscaping, Sour Orange Trees are often used as ornamental trees in gardens and public spaces. Their attractive foliage, fragrant flowers, and colorful fruit make them an appealing addition to the landscape. They can also be used as rootstock for grafting other citrus varieties due to their hardiness and disease resistance.

Overall, the Sour Orange Tree is a versatile and attractive citrus tree, offering ornamental appeal, fragrant blossoms, and uniquely flavored fruit that holds a special place in culinary traditions.

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