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Bitter orange

Citrus aurantium

Bitter orange is part of the Citrus genus and its scientific name is Citrus aurantium. Bitter orange grows as an evergreen and is an edible fruit. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Bitter orange normally grows with a tree habit to a mature height of 9.00 metres (that's 29.25 feet imperial). Expect blooming to occur in late spring.

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How to grow Bitter orange

Bitter orange requires a soil ph of 4.8 - 8.3 meaning it does best in moderately acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

See our list of companion Plants for Bitter orange to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Bitter orange from seed

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Bitter orange

Common Bitter orange problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Bitter orange plants:

Other names for Bitter orange

Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, marmalade orange

Citrus x aurantium, Citrus aurantium L. (pro sp.) [maxima x reticulata]

Bitter orange care instructions

How long does Bitter orange take to grow?

These estimates for how long Bitter orange takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


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