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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.
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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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