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.