Ornamental Orange Tree

Ornamental Orange Tree

Ornamental orange trees are usually planted for landscaping purposes instead of for harvesting. Some small-sized orange trees which are less than 5 feet in height are often planted in containers and are usually used for ornamental functionality especially in indoor environment. Since the fruits yielded from these trees are not tasteful and you should leave them untouched.

Most landscaping orange trees look the same as the common citrus trees. There are also some species which have difference appearance such as carrots or fingers (Cidro Digitado). Most of these trees like warm climates and you should avoid planting in cold climates. The fruits of these trees are not tasteful as all, and you’d better keep them being decorative forever. They usually prefer a location with adequate sunlight and you need to put them in a place with several hours of full sun at home. Some artificial light can also be helpful if there is not adequate sunlight during the day.

If the trees are growing rapidly, you should do some pruning work from time to time to help encourage the growth of new branches. The ideal time for pruning id different for diverse species and you should consult with some professionals beforehand. Some famous examples of ornamental orange trees include Cidro Digitado, Naranja Amarga Orange, Bouquet De Fleur, Chinotto etc.

Image provided By Nadiatalent (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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