- Japanese Bitter Orange
Location in the Gardens:
Season of interest:
- Fragrant white flowers with 4 or 5 large petals, borne in late spring and often again in autumn, are followed by rounded 2-3cm wide orange-like fruit with thick skins
Description of plant:
The spines are from 1 to 2 in. long, very stiff, straight, and sharply pointed.
Ideal growing conditions and habitat:
Fully hardy, needs sun and fertile, well drained soil.
It should be given a sunny position and a deep, moderately rich, soil.
Country of origin:
- Native of Korea and North China
Other interesting information:
The fruits are too bitter and acrid to be eaten raw, but they have been made into a conserve by boiling in sugar.