Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree (Fortunella japonica ‘Centennial’)

Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree

Cute, sweet rind, Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree (Fortunella japonica ‘Centennial’) tastes like a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin orange – sweet and tangy, not sour like you’d expect. And they can be really tart! But the Centennial Variegated Kumquat isn’t like any other Kumquat varieties. This one is unique in looks as well as taste!

Another way this beautiful tree stands out is the coloration. The leaves are a variegated yellow and green stripe, which is unusual for citrus. The fruit themselves are also striped – yellow with green stripes while they are growing turning to orange with red stripes when they mature.

Even though it flowers with gleaming white blooms in fall and the fruits ripen in late winter, it can hold its fruit for months at a time so that there appear to be fruits and flowers on the tree year-round in the right climates.

Planting and Application:

If you don’t live in the right climate though, don’t fret. This tree grows great in a pot by a sunny window, giving you that Citrus Tree scent year-round. This makes the Centennial perfect for northern gardeners, allowing them to bring the tree indoors for the cold winters, yet still enjoy it as a patio and porch tree through the summers.

In the ground, Centennial is a gorgeous specimen and focal point, adorning any garden with glossy foliage and scented white blossoms. Welcome yourself home by planting this tree near your front entry, or decorate your back patio with these exotic-looking trees!

  • Striking Variegated Foliage & Fruit
  • Holds Fruit Throughout Winter
  • Fragrant White Blooms & Foliage
  • Specimen, Accent & Container Tree
  • Indoors or Out

Tips for Care:

Citrus trees do their best in an enriched environment that is very well-drained. Nothing ensures a fast death for these trees than soggy soil. Be sure to give the Centennial Kumquat tree full sun and a consistent Fertilizing schedule for the best health and the most fruit!

  • Easy to grow broadleaf evergreen
  • Citrus Pruning is best done in late winter
  • Edible Peel & All for a tropical
  • Full Sun, Moderate Moisture & Fertile Well-Drained Soil

Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree (Fortunella japonica ‘Centennial’) Details

Common name Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree
Botanical name Fortunella japonica 'Centennial'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 8-11 (Patio 4-11)
Growth rate Medium
Height 7 - 10 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White