Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree

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Cute, sweet rind, Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree (Fortunella japonica 'Centennial') tastes like a cross between a Kumquat and a Mandarin Orange - sweet and tangy, not sour like you'd expect. And they can be really tart! But the Centennial Variegated Kumquat isn't like any other Kumquat varieties. This one is unique in looks as well as taste!

Another way this beautiful tree stands out is the leaf coloration. The foliage is a variegated and striped yellow and green, which is unusual for Citrus. The fruits themselves are also striped with yellow with green stripes while they are immature. Eventually turning orange with red stripes when they mature.

Even though it flowers with gleaming white blooms in fall and the fruits ripen in late winter, Centennial can hold its fruit for months at a time,e so that there appears to be fruit and flowers on the tree year-round in the right climates.

Planting and Application:

If you don't live in the right climate though, don't fret. This tree grows great in a pot by a sunny window, giving you that Citrus Tree scent year-round. This makes the Centennial perfect for northern gardeners, allowing them to bring the tree indoors for the cold winters, yet still enjoy it as a patio and porch tree through the summers.

In the ground, Centennial is a gorgeous specimen and focal point, adorning any garden with glossy foliage and scented white blossoms. Welcome yourself home by planting this tree near your front entry, or decorate your back patio with these exotic-looking trees!

  • Striking Variegated Foliage & Fruit
  • Edible Peel & All For A Tropical Flavor Experience
  • Holds Fruit Throughout Winter
  • Fragrant White Blooms & Aromatic Foliage
  • Specimen, Accent & Container Tree
  • Indoors or Out

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Citrus trees do their best in an enriched environment that is very well-drained. Nothing ensures a fast death for these trees than soggy soil. Be sure to give the Centennial Kumquat tree full sun and a consistent Fertilizing schedule for the best health and the most fruit!

If the temperatures in your area ever dip below that 40F range or are prone to overnight frosts, then you need to be ready to protect your tree.

Although Citrus can grow year-round in warmer regions (zones 9 and 10), they can also thrive in colder areas (zones 4 to 7) as long as the tree is brought indoors before the first frost of winter.

In zone 8, you can cover your tree in the event of a cold snap or unexpected overnight freeze. Citrus will need to be planted in a sheltered spot to avoid the worst of the chill, and not planted in a low area that collects cold air. If a spot like that is unavailable, or you are in a chill-prone climate, then you are safer planting Citrus Trees in a large, deep container with wheels to easily move them to a protected location or indoors when needed.

In cold growing zones, begin slowly acclimating your tree indoors in the fall, or into a protected location, eventually moving your tree inside. Indoor plants need a bright indirect sun window, greenhouse, sunroom, or enclosed patio for the winter. 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.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Fertile Well-Drained Soil
  • Prefers Acidic Environments
  • Easy to Grow Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Citrus Pruning Best After Fruiting

Nature Hills only sells trees that are a minimum of 3-4 years of age. Because of this, they have extensive branching and some of the largest root systems available. We take pride in delivering you the highest quality trees! Hurry and order your Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree today!

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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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Centennial Variegated Kumquat Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11 (Patio 4-11)
Growing Zones 8-11 (Patio 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Fortunella japonica 'Centennial'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 7 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained & Slightly Acidic
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Evergreen
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
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