Calamondin Orange Tree

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Calamondin Oranges (Citrus madurensis Lour. 'Calamondin') are little tricksters! They look like oranges, just smaller. They smell like oranges when they are in bloom. They juice like oranges when they are sliced. But, all that enticing 'orangeness' gets tossed out the window when you taste one! The taste is much closer to a sour lime than a sweet orange!

In Florida in the '50s, Calamondin Orange trees were all the rage for the home landscape. You would often see stands selling a sweet, lemonade-like drink made with Calamondin instead of lemons. They make a great marmalade, too! The fragrant white flowers are a pollinator's favorite and you'll enjoy the year-round glossy evergreen leaves!

They can have flowers and fruit at the same time, so they make great specimens for greenhouse or indoor culture. Calamondin fruit is most often used in cooking to take the place of lemon or lime. These are a great substitute for anything you would use sour citrus for - fish, chicken, iced tea, Asian cuisine, baking, etc.

Planting and Application:

These trees have a nice shape which makes them standouts in the landscape or pruned smaller for use in the container. They are often used in ornamental bonsai. When the trees are in bloom they will perfume your entire house! Northern growers can enjoy these citrus trees as patio plants all summer, then bring them in for the winters.

The evergreen foliage and full-sized mature trees are fantastic for privacy and screening shading gardens and seating areas. When they're in full bloom and still dripping in orange gems, it's a sight to see for front yard landscaping! Cars are sure to slow down while driving by!

  • Small Round Sweet/Sour Orange
  • Gorgeous Fragrant White Blossoms
  • Great Size for Containers
  • Cooking, Juice & Preserves
  • Handsome Glossy Evergreen Foliage

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Calamondin Orange tree care is easy! Just provide moderately moist, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic in a full sun location. Provide regular water for young trees, but once it has been established, keep it a little bit on the drier side.

Protecting Container Citrus From Cold

If you're growing these tropical trees in the ground in the lowest of their favored growing zones, they need to be planted in a sheltered spot to avoid the worst of the chill. If a spot like that is unavailable, then you are better off planting in a large, deep container.

In borderline growing zones, begin slowly acclimating your tree indoors or into a protected location, eventually moving your tree inside in bright indirect sun for the winter if the temperatures in your area ever dip below that 40F range. In spring, reverse this process and begin acclimating your tree to again be back out in the full sun all summer. This reduces stress and leaf drop.

Order your own Calamondin Orange Tree today! The sooner that you order, the sooner you can enjoy the conversation-starting fruit from these beautiful trees. Shipped as large, mature trees so you'll not wait long for fruit! Enter your Zip Code into the Zone Finder to see if we can ship to your state.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Calamondin Adds Flavor to Many Cultural Foods

Most likely a native of China, but most Calamondins are commonly grown for fruit in the Philippines. The fruit of this unique citrus variety has become an import part of many culture's cuisine around the world.

Considered one of the hardiest of the citruses, the Calamondin has become a popular ornamental throughout the world. Introduced into the Florida in about 1899, It became popular in both Florida and Texas mostly as an ornamental plant or rootstock. In the early 1960's, Florida greenhouse growers began marketing the Calamondin as a houseplant and in a short time spread the variety around the United States.

The beauty of the upright almost columnar habit of the tree, along with the fragrant flower and profuse fruit set year to year made the Calamondin a houseplant and landscape hit. in mild climates where citrus does well in the ground, Calamondins became a popular hedge plant or formal shrub. Calamondins make the perfect container plant for patios, which makes them ideal for cold climate citrus growers. Calamondins adapt well to being brought into the house and placed by a bright window for the winter.

Calamondins are served with food and drink as a lime substitute or preserved in syrup or as a marmalade, jelly or pickled and canned. The juice is valued for adding flavor to acid drinks and cocktails.


Calamondin Orange Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8 - 11
Growing Zones 8 - 11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus madurensis Lour.'Calamondin'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 16 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Moderate Moisture
Moisture Evenly moist to establish
Growth Rate Medium
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes

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