Marumi Kumquat Tree

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The most cold-hardy Citrus tree you can buy! Marumi Kumquat (Fortunella japonica 'Marumi') is a breeding breakthrough and a boon for gardeners, especially those in colder northern climates

If you can say the word 'Kumquat' and not instantly have your mouth start watering, then you've never tasted these little sour/sweet powerbombs. Kumquats are small l- no bigger than a golf ball, often as small as a half dollar - but they pack a BIG Citrus taste. You usually pop the whole thing in your mouth and eat it peel and all. Sweet peel and tart pulp, combine as you chew for a unique flavor explosion.

Marumi Kumquat has small leaves and round fruit with thin, sweet skin that is edible. No need to peel. These trees do great in pots by a sunny window so that you can pick a few Kumquats to snack on at any time. They start producing in late fall and by Christmas, you can have boughs of greenery with natural orange 'ornaments'.

Planting and Application:

Beautiful ornamentals, Marumi Kumquats are diminutive trees that tuck into any sized yard, orchard or even porch and balcony! Even those without any space outside can enjoy them in their homes as tropical houseplants. Any sunny location will provide you with a beautiful tree and lots of fruit!

Plant in the ground as a beautiful specimen tree and an exotic addition to your backyard seating areas! Plant a pair by your front door for a sweet welcome and unique conversation piece! Easy-care trees like these always make incredible gifts too!

  • Round orange, sweet fruit
  • Edible peel and all - Preserves, desserts, fruit salads & fresh eating
  • Great in containers
  • Ornamental broadleaf-evergreens & white fragrant blooms
  • Thoughtful gift plant

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Of all Citrus - Marumi Kumquats survive the lowest temperatures. They often don't show any damage even when the temps get down to 10 degrees. At 0-degrees they will lose their leaves, but by spring, the leaves will grow back! This winter dormancy is pretty remarkable and unheard of in other citrus trees.

Protecting Container Citrus From Cold

Although it's famous for growing in warmer regions, it can also thrive in colder areas as long as the tree is brought indoors prior to the first frost of winter.

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.

  • Most Cold-Hardy Citrus Available
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Citrus Pruning if needed in late winter
  • Best with regular Fertilizer
  • Full sun, Moderate moisture & slightly acidic soil

Nature Hills prides itself on quality trees, pruning for maximum branching and ensuring that each tree is well-rooted. We know that you won't be disappointed with the Marumi Kumquat tree. Order one today!

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Marumi 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 'Marumi'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 7 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
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

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