Citrus medica is a large, evergreen shrub species from the Rutaceae family. This ancient Citrus is distinguished by its fragrant fruit, leaves and flowers. This tender plant is spiny and produces dark green, oval-shaped leaves. Flowers are scented, white and measure around 3.5cm in diameter, sometimes flushed with pink colouring. Leading onto large, yellow fruits up to 30cm long. Few are familiar with these fruits, as they are seldom seen or used in the natural unprocessed form. With its trailing branches, its lemon-scented green leaves, its clustered flowers and its large, yellow egg-shaped fruits the Citron plant has been an important attribution to the culinary and medicinal applications. It is considered an ornamental plant and it can be trained as a Bonsai.