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Blood Orange Tree

The Blood Orange tree will be a treat for your senses with its fragrant white blossoms, dense, deep-green foliage, and unique delicious fruit. Bees and butterflies will flock to your garden to savor the sweet nectar of the delicate blooms. Your family and friends will be delighted with the fruits of your labor when you offer them a refreshing glass of freshly-squeezed juice from oranges picked from your own backyard.

The most popular orange tree grown in Italy today, and named for the dark red-pigmented flesh (dependent on  cool temperatures), the Blood Orange tree is now available locally at Keep It Green Nursery. It is offered in containers of 5, 10, 15, and 30 gallons, 3 ½ feet tall, and fruit-bearing. The 10-gallon containers are the most popular size, and there are plenty of these in stock. These grafted citrus trees are of the highest quality available on the market, and each tree has been treated, inspected, and registered in the state of Florida.

Name Citrus Sinensis, Blood Orange, Moro, Tarocco, Sanguinello
Fruits Feb-Apr
Seeds Few, 4-10
Size Small-Medium, 2-1/4″-2-1/2″
Fruits Early Spring
Blooms Early Spring – Late Summer
Light Needs Full Sun
Hardiness Zone Zones: 9 — 11
Cold Hardiness Cover or bring in if freeze is expected
Water Needs Water once a week in drier climates

Care Information:

Plant your new Blood Orange tree in well-draining, slightly acid soil. Water it regularly during the hot summer months. Mulching will help retain moisture in the soil.

Citrus fertilizer can be applied in early spring, and early fall. This citrus tree prefers cool nights and hot, sunny days in order to achieve its full fruiting potential. Requires little pruning, if any.

Design Ideas:

Citrus trees are a lovely addition to your backyard landscape. Plant several near a pond, pool, or patio to provide shade from the hot summer sun. They will also make a beautiful centerpiece in your flower garden, surrounded by low-growing annuals or perennials. Of course, they are beautiful enough on their own to be planted as a specimen tree. In larger areas, plant in rows, 12 feet to 20 feet apart, for a natural windbreak or privacy screen.

Wherever you choose to plant your new citrus tree, it is sure to be a treasured addition to your yard for many years to come. Stop by, or call us today to speak with an expert member of our staff for more design ideas.