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Poncirus (Hardy Bitter Lemon Tree)

Japanese Bitter Lemon is a monotypic genus native to China and Korea with only one species, namely Poncirus trifoliata. The hardiest close relative of the Citrus family. Will survive temperatures as low as -20°C. For any well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. Young plants shall be given some winter protection (e.g. mulch).
Sow flat in any well drained, humus rich soil from autumn (best in a cold greenhouse or wintergarden) to late spring (pots in open garden). Keep pots sunny in a sheltered spot. Transplant young plants in late spring before leaves appear. Rather slow growing.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
Poncirus trifoliata (Winter Hardy Japanese Bitter Lemon)

Poncirus trifoliata (Winter Hardy Japanese Bitter Lemon)

300 (450)cm, Winter Hardy Japanese Bitter Lemon is a deciduous woody shrub with green branches armed with large spines. It produces rather large, white fragrant flowers, which are followed by decorative, round, bright yellow, lemon-like and pleasantly aromatic smelling fruits maturing in September and October (not palatable). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.
Seeds can be shipped within Europe only!

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