Variegated Calamondin Tree

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The Variegated Calamondin Tree (Citrus mitis 'Variegata') produces fragrant blooms that are followed by tart, petite, orange fruit, like its Calamondin cousin. These 1" miniature orange-like fruits have a strong tart flavor that is often used in Thai cooking!

The entire tree is highly ornamental and is a lovely houseplant or patio plant! This immature fruit is strikingly green and yellow striped, and its variegated, clean handsome foliage, has a compact habit, making it suitable for edible landscaping! Bees and butterflies enjoy the perfumed white blossoms, and you will too as they fragrance your space!

Outdoor hardy in growing zones 9 and up, you can bring them indoors for the winter if you live in a less than ideal environment. Easy-care and low maintenance, you'll enjoy loads of tiny fruit that are perfect for use in the place of lemons. Create tasty fish and chicken dishes, unique flavored jams and marmalades, or juice them for cocktails and other refreshing beverages!

Planting and Application:

Dwarf Citrus are always a great privacy plant for year-round landscaping, anywhere you have some sun! Plant a mixture of Citrus close together for a varied and colorful, not to mention fragrant, hedgerow and shelterbelt that keeps nosy neighbors in check and encloses your seating areas, yard or porches and patios in green seclusion!

The springtime flowers are divine and the foliage delights all year long, and this tree can be pruned to any desired size and shape! Preferring full sun, keep small and place near a sunny window or under grow lights if you live in a colder climate, simply plant them in a container and bring your tree indoors, and let the intoxicating citrus scent brighten your home during cold winter months.

  • Tart Striped Orange-Like Miniature Fruit
  • Compact For Indoors & Out
  • Fragrant White Blooms
  • Popular in Thai Cooking
  • Variegated Handsome Evergreen Glossy Foliage

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Citrus trees do need full sun, anything less and they just don't do well. They also need very well-draining soil that is slightly acidic and fertile. Ensure containers have very good drainage and all plantings have moderate moisture, preferring to dry out between waterings.

  • Full Sun
  • Excellent Drainage
  • Low Moisture Once Established
  • Regular Fertility
  • Prune After Fruiting

Order your own Variegated Calamondin Tree today from to start enjoying this 4-season gem of a fruit tree yourself!

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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Shipping Rates

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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Fruiting Ornamental Variegated Calamondin

The ornamental quality of the Variegated Calamondin makes this plant a world-wide favorite. This citrus fruit is an import part of cuisine around the world.

The Variegated Calamondin is a more recent introduction adding a beautiful brightness to the foliage and adds to the ornamental value of this unique variety. Along with the white variegation of the leaf is the fruit with green stripes vertically around the peel. The Variegated Calamondin still maintains all of the great qualities of the regular green leafed selection.


Variegated Calamondin Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11 (Patio 4-11)
Growing Zones 9-11 (Patio 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus mitis 'Variegata'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 7 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Foliage Color White & Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 years
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes

Notice On Shipping Citrus: Agricultural Laws Prevent Us From Shipping Citrus Trees Into AZ, LA, TX, and Maybe Prevented in FL or CA