Calamondin Tree (Citrus mitis)

Calamondin Tree

$29.95

What is Calamondin Tree

There’s nothing like the Calamondin Tree: With fruit that’s a cross between a mandarin and a kumquat, this “mini-orange,” as it’s dubbed, is wonderfully delicious.

Even better? It can be grown in a container or as a hedge. In colder climates, grow the Calamondin Tree in a container and move it indoors during winter months, or cover your outdoor bushes for chilly weather.

Plus, the Calamondin delights with a heavenly scent and several flushes (harvests) of blossoms and fruit throughout the year. The yellow-orange fruit of the Calamondin Tree is about the size of a lime or a tangerine and has a thinner skin than most oranges, making it delectably delicate.It has a lightly tart taste that’s perfect for marmalades, juicing, cooking and baking.

Best of all, year-round blooms give way to fruiting between June and November – and bounties after only one to two years. And younger bushes hold even more fruit.

But because we’ve planted, grown and nurtured your Calamondin from day one, you also get a guarantee: Easy, effortless performance and harvests that are second to none. We’ve done the hard work at our nursery so you get great results from your Calamondin.

With healthful, home-grown flavor and heightened looks, the Calamondin Tree is second to none.

Calamondin Tree (Citrus mitis) Citrus mitis

How to Grow and Care for Calamondin Tree

Calamondin Tree (Citrus mitis) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
Harvest time August - October

Planting

Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight, around 6 to 8 hours. And ensure the area has well-drained soil.

To plant in a container, choose a pot slightly larger than the shipped container, with plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil, preferably recommended for acid-loving citrus plants.

Fill your pot halfway with soil. Remove the tree from its original pot and gently place it in the potting soil. Fill in around the tree with the remainder of the potting soil but leave about an inch from the soil surface to the rim of the pot for easy watering.

Immediately after planting, give your tree a deep watering until water flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot. Finally, place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a south-facing window, where it is going to get plenty of sunlight.

Watering

After watering once or twice weekly, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again.

For best results, stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels drier at that depth. When you do water your tree, stop once you see it escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.

Fertilizing

Feed your Calamondin during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus specific fertilizer, such as the one included with our Citrus Care Kit, once every six weeks. During the fall and winter, fertilize once every 2 to 3 months. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.

Pruning

Pruning can be done at any time of the year. Make 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light to flow between the branches. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree, and remove suckers as they form/grow from the base.

Pollination

Our tree is self-fertile but you can pollinate your indoor trees by hand using a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush. Take your brush and stick it into the center of the bloom, swirling around to collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated, and repeat the process once daily. Don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form in its place.

Calamondin Tree (Citrus mitis) Details

Common name Calamondin Tree
Botanical name Citrus mitis
Plant type Fruit Trees, Bushes
Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time August - October
Height 8 ft. pruned
Width 5 ft.