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Nippon Orangequat Tree

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SKU
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Cold Hardy & Self-Pollinating!

We're going to level with you here. The Nippon Orangequat (Citrofortunella spp 'Nippon') is lip-puckering sour. Like super-sour. Like 'you're-going-to-make-a-face-when-you-first-taste-it' sour.

But then, you're going to get so addicted to it that you can't stop yourself from using it in everything! Freshen up water, give tea an extra sparkle, make a mouthwatering marmalade or craft a dessert pie that people will be begging for every time they invite you to a party. (You'll probably get invited to more parties just because you're using Nippon Orangequat instead of lemon in those lemon bars!)

This fruit treasure is a cross between a Satsuma Mandarin Tangerine and a Meiwa Kumquat. It is bigger than a kumquat but smaller than a tangerine. You can eat it whole like a kumquat - the edible skin is thick and sweetish. It's the flesh that is so deliciously sour. The fruit also can hang on the tree for months when it's ripe, making the picking season extra-long.

The mature trees are very cold hardy (down to 15 degrees) and are beautifully ornamental. Nippon Orangequat is also self-pollinating, so you don't need multiple citrus trees if you don't have space!

Speaking of space, these slow-growers are perfect for container plants indoors or out. They need plenty of winter light and cautious watering (so they don't get overwatered).

They ripen from November to April. Order yours now so that you can be invited to more parties next fall!

  • White Spring Flowers
  • Deliciously Sour Fruit - Eat Skin & All
  • Slow Grower, Perfect For Small Gardens & Containers
  • Use Anywhere You'd Use Lemons

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
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.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight 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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Nippon Orangequat Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Botanical Name Citrofortunella spp. 'Nippon'
Foliage broadleaved evergreen
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Soil Type Well-Drained
Moisture Evenly moist to establish, well drained soils then on the drier side after establishment
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fruiting Time Late Spring, Summer