KUMQUAT - VARIEGATED
Botanical Name: Fortunella japonica
A highly ornamental kumquat with variegated foliage. Well suited as a pot specimen. Also known as Calamondin it has acid fruit that is most commonly grown in the Philippine Islands although it is probably of Chinese origin. It is believed to be a natural hybrid, with kumquat in the parentage. In the Philippines it is sometimes called calamonding or calamansi. Here in the United States it is primarily planted as an ornamental, either growing in the ground or in a container. Calamondin is cold-resistant. The tree form is upright and columnar, and the leaves are small and dense giving the tree a fine textural appearance. The fruits are very small, round, and orange at full maturity. The orange flesh is acidic, juicy, and contains a few seeds. Calamondin trees flower and set fruit intermittently throughout the year, adding to the decorative appeal of these trees.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
July, August, September, October
Question & Answer
How old is the plant and when they are ready to have fruits? From:
The Kumquat in the 165mm pot is perhaps 1-2 years old but because it is grafted the tree will behave like a 5+ year old tree. This is one of the benefits of buying a grafted tree. It could fruit in it's first year but we recommend that you remove all the flowers and fruit from your young grafted tree for the first two years to allow your tree to establish into a strong healthy plant before letting the fruit mature as otherwise it will put all its energy into the fruit. You want your young tree to put its energy into roots and shoots for the first two years.
Customer Comments on Kumquat - Variegated
Kumquat - Variegated
Do not over water and over fertized ... compose solution will tend to suffocate the plant even if its well drained. use gasrlic spray to keep bugs away | Paradise Garden - Rockhampton, QLD 02-Apr-2017
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