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Valencia Orange Pipsqueak
Citrus sinensis 'Valencia Orange Pipsqueak' (Rootstock: Flying Dragon) - Valencia Orange Pipsqueak
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A very robust, disease resistant, dwarf variety of the Valencia Orange that is considered the ‘juicing’ orange and is one of the most popular grown today. This evergreen fast-growing hardy tree produces fragrant creamy-white flowers, followed by large-sized seedless, orange fruit with a tinge of green when ripe. They are juicier than other types of oranges and the longer the fruit is left on the tree the sweeter it will become. Plant in the ground to create a relaxing, summery Mediterranean style setting or in a large pot as an ornamental on your patio or courtyard.

  • Protect from strong winds especially during flowering or while fruit is forming.
Size — 150mm
Colour — White
Growth Height — 2.5m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — White
Fruiting Period — Spring
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Plant in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Take out the plant from the container and place the plant into the hole so that the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill in the hole firmly and water it well even if the soil is moist. To keep the tree free of grass and weeds, and to retain moisture, remember to mulch well but keep mulch away from the tree trunk to avoid collar rot.

Watering needs

Water regularly during warmer months, when buds appear, it starts flowering or when fruit is forming. Water container specimens every three to four days, and more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk.

Pruning Advice

Prune in late spring with pruning shears to shape the tree and to remove any dying, low hanging branches or leaves from the tree. Take off any suckers at the base of the trunk and on branches to encourage new growth.

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