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Orange Citrus x sinensis

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SI-trus sy-NEN-sis
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Sweet Orange is an artificial hybrid of a pummelo and a mandarin orange.  It is a small tree with evergreen glossy green leaves and attractive orange edible fruits.  It is not cold hardy so must be grown in containers that are overwintered indoors or as a houseplant.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This plant can cause contact dermatitis in some people.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#contact dermatitis
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#contact dermatitis
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Citrus
    Family:
    Rutaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Houseplant
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, depression; potential dermatitis. The fruit is edible, skins and plant material can cause problems.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Essential oils and psoralens, geraniol, citral and d-limonene
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes