Little Cado Dwarf Avocado

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Buy the true dwarf Little Cado Dwarf Avocado Tree (Persea americana 'Little Cado') is a smaller-sized, self-fertile Avocado! Featuring fantastic evergreen foliage that is aromatic and glossy, Little Cado lends year-round beauty to your landscape!

You'll enjoy the creamy, nutty green flesh for all your healthy eating and cooking needs! The oval green fruits have waxy bumps and feature a mild flavor, ripening between May and September for fresh summer fruit! Self-fertile, you can increase pollination by planting multiple trees.

The unusual greenish blooms add interest and attract pollinators in the late winter and early spring. These evergreen fruit trees do great in USDA hardiness zones 9-11 and can not tolerate hard frost, so keep them in a container and bring them indoors during cold weather to protect them from the chills. Outdoors, the small stature makes it easy to cover your tree should there be the threat of frost.

Planting and Application:

Avocado trees are fantastic garden focal points or orchard additions! These are dual-purpose as a low privacy hedge or for screen porches and patios with an evergreen accent and shade. Plant a few anywhere sunny to enjoy your own homegrown healthy Avocados! You'll enjoy having your own 'minicado' by your back door or anchoring your front yard landscaping!

Pot up in a container or planter so even Container gardeners, patio and balcony gardeners and small-space gardens can grow their own fruit! Northern gardeners can bring it indoors for winter in front of a full sun window, and use as a patio tree all summer!

  • True Dwarf Avocado Tree
  • Self-Fertile - Plant More for Larger Harvests
  • Evergreen Tropical Aromatic Green Leaves
  • Summer Through Fall Harvest
  • Containers, Privacy & Screening, Landscaping Focal Points

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Avocado trees need full sun and very well-drained soil that's on the drier side. Provide moderate moisture while establishing. Mulch the site well to keep moisture levels even and insulate the roots. High-density planting of both trees together boosts yields and gives you an extended, varied harvest of these super healthy 'alligator pears' for your enjoyment.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Loves Mulched Beds
  • Considered Self-Fertile Type A & B Tree

Downsize your garden and orchard while still enjoying your own edible ornamental landscape and healthy delicious homegrown food with the help of! Get your own Little Cado Dwarf Avocado Tree delivered to your doorstep today!

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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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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Little Cado Dwarf Avocado Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Persea americana 'Little Cado'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time May-September
Fragrant Yes