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Chinotto Ministem

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These unusual citrus trees are the bitter orange used to make Campari and are a fabulous and particularly hardy variety that will thrive in the UK.
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40cm tall in a 1.5L pot
5 Stars 4.8/ 5 13 reviews
S Milner, Jun 06
5 stars

Nice example of a Chinotto orange.

Andrew Grimes, Mar 13
5 stars

Bought for my Mum for Mothers Day. A gorgeous, well cared for tree and Mum was very, very pleased with it!

Laura Barham, Mar 13
5 stars

Looks nice and smells lovely

5 stars

Absolutely gorges healthy plant , fruits intact too . Well wrapped and fast delivery . Perfect. Thank you

Mr Roger Cantle, Dec 08
5 stars

Superb plant and service packaging absolutely marvellous

Ms CW, Aug 15
5 stars

Lovely plant for a gift for those interested in less-common citrus.

JF, Aug 09
5 stars

Brought this as a present. My friend was delighted and the smell is glorious

tom franklin, Mar 11
5 stars

tree is great service was perfect

Laurence, Jan 12
5 stars

This is a nice citrus tree. I really appreciated that Plants4Presents had regularly updated descriptions about each plant, so you would know what the plant was like in that particular week. For example, the description for this citrus tree told me it had fruit on it at that time of year.

Matthew McDonnell - Day, Jan 12
5 stars

Lush looking plant and great information given on how to care for it :)

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Care Instrictions

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 so a spot near a window or a conservatory is ideal. In winter, try and keep your tree away from central heating. 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 a frost starts to look likely. Your plant will start to suffer in temperatures below 0˚C.

Water thoroughly from the top once or twice a week and let the excess water drain away. The roots should not be left to stand in water. Don’t worry If the soil feels too dry on top – the most common cause of problems is watering too frequently in the winter months when the plant is resting.

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.

Problem Solving

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 off the offending creatures and pick off any damaged leaves to keep the plant tidy.

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