Dwarf Citrus Trees

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Dwarf Citrus is achieved by using a rootstock that stops the plant from growing so fast and tall but the fruit size and taste is still the same. This is why they are so popular in Australian Backyards.

Dwarf citrus trees such as oranges, lemons, and limes are living conversation pieces. Daley's Nursery has been growing dwarf citrus trees that give delicious fruits for over 30 years. How? They graft a normal fruiting branch of a fruit tree (called a scion) to a dwarf tree rootstock to create a small tree that produces the fruit of its full-size cousin. Their shiny foliage, bright fruits, and fragrant blossoms provide year-round enjoyment and is the reason they are so sought after as containerised pots. Dwarf citrus trees require periodic repotting (every third year or so.) They have a shallow root system, so a wide container is far better than a deep one. When repotting, use a fresh mixture of one-third peat moss, one-third sand, and one-third sterile potting soil. Citrus trees respond well to pruning. Keep all the dead branches trimmed off, and thin the plant to the three strongest trunks.

Dwarf Grapefruit - Honneffs Surprise

$46.95

An Orange-Grapefruit cross with heavy crops of dark orange skinned fruits. The sweet fruit has a thin rind, few seeds and is very juicy.

Dwarf Grapefruit - Rio Red

$39.00

The Rio Red has less colour than Star Ruby and the colour of fruit on individual trees can vary considerably. Needs to be harvested soon after maturity.

Dwarf Lemon - Eureka

$39.00

This lemon is probably the most widely grown lemon in the world It is a true sour lemon with a high juice and acid content. Can have some fruit most of the year. With good care the fruit is thin-skinned and virtually seedless. Grafted onto Flying Dragon this is more compact and slower growing than the regular Eureka, growing 2-3m

Dwarf Lemon - Lisbon

$39.00

A good quality sour lemon with high juice and acid levels. The fruits of Eureka and Lisbon are very similar. Vigorous and productive, trees are very thorny particularly when young.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.

Dwarf Lemonade

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

This delicious, sweet, juicy fruit tastes like lemonade and can be eaten as a fresh fruit straight off the tree. The tree often has thorns and bears several heavy crops each year. The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf lemonade tree that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.

Dwarf Lime - Kaffir

$39.00

Native to Indonesia but widely grown worldwide as a backyard shrub for its aromatic leaves and rind that add a unique flavour to Thai cooking. Well suited to container growing. Also known as Makrut Lime. The rough bumpy fruit is inedible but its oil has strong insecticidal properties. Kaffir lime rind is an essential ingredient in a Thai curry paste, a teaspoons of Kaffir lime rind is used in both red and green Kaffir lime gives the curry a very distinctive flavour. The leaves are added to the curry once it is cooking and can also be added when cooking rice.

Dwarf Lime - Tahitian

$39.00

The small to medium fruit is pale lemon-yellow with smooth thin skin. The flesh is a translucent pale green, tender and juicy with a true acid lime flavour. It is best to pick the fruit green as it can suffer from rot if left to ripen on the tree.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.

Dwarf Mandarin - Afourer

$39.00

Recently imported Tangor, with rich, sweet juicy flavour. The tree is moderate in size and vigor. Thin, smooth, orange rind that is easy to peel. The fruit is low-seeded in the absence of cross-pollination, but seedy when cross-pollinated. Flying Dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen. Trees will grow to about half the normal citrus size. Flying Dragon rootstock also adds cold hardiness and grows well in heavier soils, like Trifoliatia rootstock.

Dwarf Mandarin - Daisy

$46.95

Recently introduced variety from Californian that is showing promise over a large range of climatic regions. Large fruit size, well coloured fruit and relatively seedless. Flying Dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen. Trees will grow to about half the normal citrus size. Flying Dragon rootstock also adds cold hardiness and grows well in heavier soils, like Trifoliata rootstock.

Dwarf Mandarin - Fremont

$39.00

Bright reddish-orange peel, rich flavor, tender and juicy. Some seeds, heavy bearer. Where protected from cold, fruit flavor is unsurpassed. Flying Dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen. Trees will grow to about half the normal citrus size. Flying Dragon rootstock also adds cold hardiness and grows well in heavier soils, like Trifoliatia rootstock.

Dwarf Mandarin - Honey Murcott

$39.00

Small to medium size flat fruit with yellow-orange skin of the Tangor range. The fruit is smooth and easy to peel. Has some seeds. Its rich red flesh is honey sweet and juicy, with a lovely fragrance. Frost sensitive. H Aug - Sept

Dwarf Mandarin - Okitsu wase

$46.95

Seedless, good flavour, low acid and high TSS. Satsumas are cold hardy and form a compact growing tree. They are the earliest mandarins in the marketplace.

Dwarf Mandarin - Pixie

$39.00

Late maturing Californian variety, seedless good flavour. Upright growth and vigorous. Flying Dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen. Trees will grow to about half the normal citrus size. Flying Dragon rootstock also adds cold hardiness and grows well in heavier soils, like Trifoliatia rootstock.

Dwarf Orange

$39.00

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.

Dwarf Orange - Arnold Blood

$46.95

Sweet variety requiring hot dry conditions for best colour. Blood oranges have their own distinctive flavour reminiscent of strawberries. This is the best colouring variety in the sub tropics. New PVR blood orange.

Dwarf Orange - Hamlin

$39.00

A mid season all purpose orange that is used for both juicing and fresh eating. Very good flavour and vigorous growth. 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.

Dwarf Orange - Lanes Late

$39.00

Seedless variety that produces fruit later in the season compared to other navel orange varieties. Usually mid July through to October. Thin smooth rind. Grown on flying dragon which modifies the top growth making this a dwarf citrus fruit tree that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.

Dwarf Orange - Valencia Seedless

$39.00

This seedless orange is a bud sport of the Valencia, maturing a little earlier, its a heavy cropper and good juicing variety. Attractive compact tree. 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.

Dwarf Pummelo Nam Roi

$46.95

A recently imported Pummelo from Vietnam, where it is a very popular seedless variety. Pummelos are similar to grapefruits, but larger and sweeter. Most adaptable citrus to tropical areas. 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.

Dwarf Tangelo - Minneola

$39.00

A dwarfing mandarin-grapefruit cross that is the juiciest of all citrus. Flavour is very rich and best eaten when fully ripe. The Dwarf Tangelo is a heavy cropper. Citrus reticulata x paradisi

Dwarf Tangelo - Seminole

$39.00

The Seminole fruit is large and grapefruit shaped with a deep red-orange skin. It is very juicy, seedy and has a rich sweet flavour with a grapefruit character. A heavy cropping tree. H Sept Nov

Dwarf Yuzu

$46.95

Native to China, the Yuzu has been used and cultivated in this region for thousands of years. The fruit is tart, resembling a grapefruit with mandarin overtones. Grafted on dwarfing rootstock- Perfect for pots. Rarely eaten as a fresh fruit, however it is used to makes sauces, preserves and a popular yuzu vinegar. In Korea thinly sliced fruits are combined with sugar and honey to make a thick marmalade like syrup. Yuzu kosho is a spicy Japanese sauce made from green or ripe yellow yuzu zest, chillis and salt. The yuzu is more cold tolerant

Dwarf Pummelo Nam Roi

$46.95

A recently imported Pummelo from Vietnam, where it is a very popular seedless variety. Pummelos are similar to grapefruits, but larger and sweeter. Most adaptable citrus to tropical areas. 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.

Dwarf Lime - Tahitian

$39.00

The small to medium fruit is pale lemon-yellow with smooth thin skin. The flesh is a translucent pale green, tender and juicy with a true acid lime flavour. It is best to pick the fruit green as it can suffer from rot if left to ripen on the tree.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.

Dwarf Orange - Valencia Seedless

$39.00

This seedless orange is a bud sport of the Valencia, maturing a little earlier, its a heavy cropper and good juicing variety. Attractive compact tree. 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.

Dwarf Grapefruit - Rio Red

$39.00

The Rio Red has less colour than Star Ruby and the colour of fruit on individual trees can vary considerably. Needs to be harvested soon after maturity.

Dwarf Lemon - Eureka

$39.00

This lemon is probably the most widely grown lemon in the world It is a true sour lemon with a high juice and acid content. Can have some fruit most of the year. With good care the fruit is thin-skinned and virtually seedless. Grafted onto Flying Dragon this is more compact and slower growing than the regular Eureka, growing 2-3m

Dwarf Citrus Trees Reviews & Tips

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Jon Cox
6y ago

Perth, WA, Australia

Dwarf Citrus Trees

I grow ten citrus in pots....80% are dwarf....I add pumice and perlite to standard mix...drill lost of 9mm holes in my pots and feed with sheep poo and epsom salts....in growing season i use fish emulsion....use eco oil for pests...I thin 60% of fruits.

Dianne Caswell
7y ago

Ellen Grove, QLD, Australia

Dwarf Citrus Trees

I grow all my Dwarf Citrus in pots, Kaffia Lime, Lime, Kumquats, Lemons & More. I use a premium Rose & Citrus Mix & Coir or Tea Tree Mulch. Pelleted Fert twice a year & Seasol & Powerfeed every other week & of course I sing to them. I just love my garden.

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