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Calamondin Orange

Citrus × microcarpa

Also known as

Calamondin, Calamansi, Panama Orange, Philippine Lime, Limequat

Citrus × microcarpa kz1 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Calamondin Orange

Close up of a green Citrus × microcarpa plant with some orange oranges hanging from a branch
A Citrus × microcarpa plant
A close up of fruiting Citrus × microcarpa plant
A photo of Calamondin Orange
A photo of Calamondin Orange

Calamondin Orange Overview

Citrus × microcarpa is an evergreen shrub or tree with a bushy habit from the Rutaceae family. It may have some short spines and can grow up to 4m in height. Commonly known by the names Calamondin Orange, Calamondin, Philippine Lime and Panama Orange, amongst others. Grown for the foliage, flowers and fruits, this plant produces oval, glossy green leaves and white, pleasant smelling blooms. The fruits, termed oranges are small, measuring around 3-4cm in diameter. The fruits are coloured yellow as the develop, ripening to an orange colour. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Grow in partial shade and well-draining, loamy, sandy soil Calamondin Orange is considered the same plant as × Citrofortunella microcarpa.

Common problems with Calamondin Orange

How to propagate Calamondin Orange

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Calamondin Orange

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Calamondin Orange

Ornamental, culinary fruit, food