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Bitter Orange Citrus x aurantium

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SI-trus aw-RAN-tee-um
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Seville Orange is a tropical tree that grows up to 30 feet tall in its natural habitat.  It has smooth stems with thin thorns.  In cooler zones it can be grown in a container that can be overwintered indoors.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#white flowers#interiorscape#evergreen tree#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#tropical feel#container plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#white flowers#interiorscape#evergreen tree#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#tropical feel#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Citrus
    Family:
    Rutaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    The juice, peel, and essential oil (Neroli) have all been used medicinally.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Edibility:
    Fruit is very bitter and sour. The rind is boiled down with sugar to make marmalade.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Houseplant
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Appendage:
    Thorns
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Thick peel, rough, fragrant, pulp is very sour and bitter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    Large white fragrant flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
    Spines/Thorns
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, depression; potential photosensitivity (dermatitis)
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Essential oils and psoralens
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No