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Chinotto Orange Tree
Chinotto Orange Tree
Myrtle leaved orange
Citrus myrtofolia


£45.00 exc delivery

This unusual citrus tree (Citrus myrtofolia) has much smaller neater foliage than other citrus trees and produces a medium sized sour orange that is used to make the popular Italian drink 'Chinotto' and of course Campari!

One of the hardiest orange trees and a really unusual variety in the UK. These are great gifts for a collector or someone who likes their cocktails! Looking fantastic again this week with a handful of ripe orange fruits plus a fresh flush of scented blossom as in the close up.

80cm tall in a 5L pot

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Looking after your Chinotto
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Chinottos (Citrus myrtifolia) or myrtle leaved orange originate in China but have been adopted by the Italians who make a traditional citrus and herbal drink of the same name.
Despite their exotic origins Chinottos do surprisingly well in this country and are hardier than a lot of other oranges and mandrins. They have both tasty orange fruit and fragrant white star shaped flowers and can bring pleasure for years with the right care. Citrus trees, like lots of light and a cool but not cold room. A light room near a window or a conservatory is ideal. In winter, try and keep your tree away from central heating and in the summer protect it from strong direct sunlight. In the heat of summer you can give your plant a holiday. Put it outside on a sheltered patio and it will enjoy the fresh air. Bring it back inside when there is a nip in the evening air. Your plant will start to suffer in temperatures below 5°C.
The fruit of this tree should be picked when orange and eaten fresh from the tree either for the fruits or juiced for the refreshing juice. They normally crop in December in time for Christmas.
Overwatering,, underwatering and shock can all be a cause of leaf drop. One or two leaves is not something to worry about but more than 20 and your plant is in a grump. However, in most cases, return to a regular watering routine and temperature will lead to recovery. In the summer, citrus trees will benefit from citrus feed every few weeks to encourage growth.
Our plants are grown in a pesticide free environment. In the unlikely event that you find any pests (including aphids or caterpillars) on your Chinotto plant use a soft soap or pest spray to wash of

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