Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel

Citrus sinensis

Dwarf Washington Navel Fruit Tree Growing in a pot By KatTaylor1 My Edible Page DaleysFruit.com.au [All Rights Reserved] (Photo Credits)

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The oldest and most popular navel grown in Australia. Has excellent skin colour and taste, and usually produces round fruit. Is inclined to drop fruit and split in some climates. The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
Other Names: Citrus

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Specifications of Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months May, June, July, August


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Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 5y ago


I have triedgrowing this variety previously with no luck, however I now understand that myefforts were doomed to failure because I was trying to grow them in the wronglocation. A different home and an appropriate location should serve the newtree well....

★★ 6y ago

THAGOONA, QLD, Australia

Planted December 2015. Too young to review. It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty...

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★★★★ 6y ago


I've noticed that the branches of my Dwarf Washington Navel has a different formation to the Seedless Valencias. This is interesting because they have a graceful habit it seems. This disturbed me at first but then I remembered how lovely my mother's es...

★★★★ 7y ago

Tingalpa, QLD, Australia

Quite slow growing in the first year, took of the first set of fruit to help it gain some strength, it has now just sprouted a heap of new buds that look like flowers and a few leave so I will hopefully have fruit of it this year.  Easy to care for, g...

★★★★ 9y ago

Illawarra, NSW

Like all citrus it loves this frost free temparate climate. Not sure about growing a dwarf but a full size tree is too big for the spot.

★★★★★ 10y ago

Doncaster, Vic, Australia

Convenient, favourite orange variety, pretty and fruits well in pot.

★★★ 11y ago

Erskineville, nsw

I have put this in a large trough and plan to espalier it across a brick wall.It gets morning sun for 6 hours but it has yet to grow.

★★★★ 11y ago

KARALEE, QLD, Australia

Best flowering/fruiting tree, you can smell the flowers where ever you are in the back yard

★★★★★ 11y ago

Kadina, SA, Australia

I would like to buy any orange seeds, that I can get going in my garden

★★ 12y ago

Kyabram, VIC, Australia

not a lot of fruit ,but tasty

12y ago

Thornlie, WA, Australia

Planted several years ago - hasn't done particularly well. (I've never had any fruit off it.) The mandarin and kaffir lime planted at the same time have done much better with equal levels of neglect.

★★★★ 12y ago

COBURG, VIC, Australia

Growing well in a large pot, especially with monthly or bimonthly applications of chook manure just under the mulch (except in winter).  Has tried to flower, but I've picked these off so energy can go into growing in the first couple of years.  UPDAT...

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