A picture of a Japanese bitter orange

Japanese bitter orange

Citrus trifoliata

Also known as

Golden apple, Bitter orange, Trifoliate orange

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Japanese bitter orange Overview

This species produces orange fruits. The foliage is a glossy dark green, the flowers are produced in the spring and are creamy white and very fragrant. The fruits will provide late season colour and stand out against the dark foliage.

How to propagate Japanese bitter orange

Cuttings

Propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

Seed

Other uses of Japanese bitter orange

Ornamental, container, culinary, privacy, fragrance, fruit.