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Calamondin Orange

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Description

Also called Philippine lime, calamansi

Blooms year round! A cross between a mandarin orange and a kumquat, this productive tree yields small fruit, similar to traditional oranges but with a zestier flavor. Like the kumquat, the fruit’s peel is sweet/tart while the flesh is tangy – often eaten whole, or used in chutney, marmalade, and as a substitute for limes. Juice is favored in beverages and desserts. Tree has ornamental appeal and fragrant flowers. May bloom again while fruit still remains on the tree, allowing for different harvest intervals. Heat-tolerant. Fruit takes up to 12 months to ripen. Harvest in spring through mid-summer. Self-pollinating.

  • Mature size can be kept smaller by pruning.
  • If you live in a cooler climate, plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.5
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 8 - 11

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 8 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 6 - 10' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow citrus trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Had one about 40 years ago, made the house smell absolutely wonderful :-)
Gary T on Aug 8, 2020
A like growing things and really wanted to grow my own oranges
Gabriel T on Aug 2, 2020
Had one about 40 years ago, made the house smell absolutely wonderful :-)
Gary T on Aug 8, 2020
wanted to add the new lemon tree but was out of stock; so decided to add these to accent other citrus trees located on property now; property management
glenda c on Aug 2, 2020
A like growing things and really wanted to grow my own oranges
Gabriel T on Aug 2, 2020
Needed an ornamental for a front sunny bed and am hoping for some oranges to juice for gin drinks.
Diane K on Jul 29, 2020
I wanted an I door citrus plant.
Anthony L on Jun 22, 2020
Looked interesting to try
Donald S on Jun 20, 2020
Taste
Enrique L on Jun 19, 2020
It???s my dream to have one lol
Marites J on Jun 10, 2020
I ordered this last yr. but it died . So I reordered it .
Chelle on May 27, 2020
I was looking for a Kumquat tree, but this is the closest tree that I found.
Cynthia M on May 25, 2020
Had these in Florida and loved them
Sherry D on May 23, 2020
So I can make calamondin pie, an old family recipe.
Elizabeth K on May 20, 2020
Hopefully, wiil provide Vitamen C through the winter, if I csn maintain indoors in a pot.
Dorothy S on Apr 30, 2020
I live in the Ma. and have been looking for this plant.
Lorna J on Apr 28, 2020
I chose to purchase this because I actually had it while I was living in Brazil. My aunt just so happened to have it in her restaurant, and I thought it was very interesting since it had a green rind and orange inside. She said it was a type of lime, but after extensive research, I found out it was a Calamondin orange. Delicious on fish, and I can't wait to experiment with it!
Phillip K on Apr 27, 2020
My family and I love orange. We wanted one for our garden instead of purchase orange from the grocery store.
Tamara N on Apr 22, 2020
I was given so to try and I loved it.i add to my water .
And that it bear fruit all year
Faye T on Apr 22, 2020
My wife is Filipina.
Bernard J on Apr 12, 2020
thought would be fun to grow inside
KELLY T on Apr 9, 2020
Wanted a fruit tree that isn't real tall.
Trina S on Apr 6, 2020
Just the idea of a small tree has me curious!
Briana H on Mar 23, 2020
Killed mine
Margaret W on Mar 22, 2020
Like that it wont grow huge and i can maintain it.
Chandra S on Mar 13, 2020
I like Calamondin, also known as Kalamansi. I enjoy the refreshing juice drink. I use it in cooking and with my dipping sauce. It???s like lemon and lime. I already have 3 trees in containers but I want to have a tree from Stark Bro???s because they have good quality fruit trees. I???ve watched videos and read reviews about them. They have a 1 year warranty on my tree and I know they???ll help me grow this one. How could I go wrong? I???m excited to get my Calamondin tree! ????
Glory L on Mar 7, 2020
the reviews on this great looking for citrus fruit for in northern areas
JoAnne on Oct 4, 2019
I am from the Philippines and I have always loved the smell and taste of the calamansi fruit. I have searched all over the web site and it is only with Stark Bro's that I find this plant and its reasonable price. Great that you have it.
mercedes s on Sep 18, 2019
I seen other people growing orange trees in my neighborhood, so wanted to give it a try in our warm climate
S P on Apr 6, 2019
I love the juice made from this fruit. It is very refreshing, tart/sweet. I don't add sugar but you could.
Susan R on Mar 28, 2019
small size and fruit.
rodolfo p on Mar 25, 2019
Calamonsi are delicious little orange/limes! My husband is Filipino so it is a staple in many of his dishes. It has been so hard to find one around here so I can not wait to get this order.
felicia s on Mar 17, 2019
Child Adult bonding project.
Victoria A on Mar 11, 2019
i love these lemons. also called calamansi in the Philippines. lots of uses. for cooking, as marinade, great with soy sauces a dips for fish and barbecue. great for juice drinks hot or cold. plant is easy to maintain in a pot. i have had citrus fruits bought from stark bros and are in pots. kept mostly indoors!!
Marion T on Mar 8, 2018
My favorite citrus.
Manuel T on Apr 25, 2016
This is the best tasting lime-ade I ever had, it has it's own unique wonderful smell and taste. It's also used in Asian noodle dishes, spicy seafood, and chili sauce. Very versatile fruit.
Mun-Peng T. on Apr 13, 2016
The ability to grow indoors during Winter
George P on Mar 17, 2016
my wife love citrus
camilo l on Feb 22, 2016
wanted to add the new lemon tree but was out of stock; so decided to add these to accent other citrus trees located on property now; property management
glenda c on Aug 2, 2020
Needed an ornamental for a front sunny bed and am hoping for some oranges to juice for gin drinks.
Diane K on Jul 29, 2020
is it from seed or grafted?
P B on Sep 15, 2017
Are the lime, tangerine and calamondin trees grafted?
Deepak P on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They're not grafted, but they are grown from rooted cuttings (not grown from seed).
Are calamondin orange trees budded?
Ricky G on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are budded/grafted onto a rootstock, yes.
Can the calamondin fruit be eaten skin and all like a kumquat can?
Michael V on Mar 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: well I guess you could but this fruit is more about the juice use in Iced tea, fish, and other dishes where you would use lemon or lime juice this is just not as tart. It's great on grilled chicken.
is this citrus tree is potted already?
Libby on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This tree arrives in a 4" pot. If you purchase the Calamondin Orange Potted Kit, you will receive a larger 10" pot and matching saucer. ://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/citrus-trees/tangerine-potted-kit
I have purchased a calamondin orange tree. I live in zone 8b Seattle. I am wondering how cold a calamondin can withstand. Can I grow it outdoor ? There are different things being said on different websites that I looked up. Thank you for answering my question.
Ngoc Q on Apr 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi, purchased one as well area 9A. Last year. Doing great ,a bit of a slow grower, actually got a couple of oranges this last Nov-Dec.. Loves sun need protection from N- wind.. Have it on the back porch facing West with protection from too much sun.. Good luck with your tree.. ps, water moderate in winter/summer needs at least once a week to sometimes twice. Some of my dwarfs citrus I purchased are spreading out like ground cover.
Does it have flowers & fruit already?
Liz P on Apr 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No unfortunately our plants and trees are young. These will begin to bear fruit in 1-2 years.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great
to container plant, for inside during cold mos. how big of pot do I need?
dennis l on Feb 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello there,
I???ve had my Calamondin tree for 3 years. I live in Zone 9b in the Central Valley. My back yard face directly East so I get the morining sunrise everyday and set in the front which faces West. It had fruited several times nice dice fruit. It can get to the size of a golf ball maybe slightly smaller. I have never covered my tree during the winter. The temp today has been in the 30???s but it???s suppose to get warmer by next week.
I have my calamondin in a container that I purchased from Costco the brown Poly planter that looks like a barrel. So I???m not sure whether you have snow or not, but for sure I can say I don???t.
So I hope this helps you!
How tall is the plant upon shipping?
Andrea W on Jan 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These well roots plants ship approximately 6-12 inches tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can you ship dwarf orange tree to Texas?
Debbie H on Mar 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes I'm in San Antonio, TX. I've had mine 2 years. I do bring it inside during winter. So keep it in a large container.
Can I buy Wholesale?
Pletcher on Aug 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Unfortunately we do not offer a whole division any longer, Everything we offer can be found on our website with the prices listed. I apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
can this be ship to arizona ?
Gilbert on Jul 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There are currently no restriction on shipping this variety to Arizona.
Are Calamondin trees grafted?
Kymora C on Jul 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No citrus trees are not grafted, they are from rooted cuttings.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can I pick it up?
P B on Jun 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Unfortunately no our garden center is not open this year and all orders are shipped via fed ex.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this the dwarf version of the Calamondin Orange tree? Will it grow larger than 4-5 feet?
lataneal on Jun 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These mature 6-10 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
$16.99 for seed or a plant? Thanks
john P on May 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This price is for plant shipped in a 4 inch pot.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What???s the difference between the 1 gallon pot and 4??? pot?
MIkeM on May 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. the 4 inch pot is a 1 year old plant and will ship 4-12 inches tall and the gallon pot is a 2 year old plant which ships 6-18 inches tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I received a calamondin orange tree as a gift. What size container should I plant it in? I need it in a container, since I live in the 7 B Zone
Ellen W on May 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can grow almost anything in a container! This excellent article will answer your questions and provide good advice. Please see "Growing Fruit Trees in Containers" //www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/fruit-trees-in-containers-pt1
Is the calamondin your selling with fruits already?
Liz P on Apr 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No unfortunately our plants and trees are young. These will begin to bear fruit in 1-2 years.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can this be shipped to Florida?
Patricia I on Jan 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, there is no restriction on shipping this item to FL.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
can you ship it to san jose California?
ltorio@netzero.com t on Dec 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Unfortunately, we are restricted from shipping this into the State of CA.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Does Stark Bro's have a dwarf variety of this? I can only have plants indoors so I'm limited to an 8" pot max.
Cala M on Nov 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Cala - We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Calamondin Orange can be grown in a container. It won't get very big as your pot size will restrict the growth.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you ship to Texas?
James B on Oct 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi James, We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes we can ship the Calamondin Orange to Texas. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
Are these trees shipped as a plant or just seeds?
Chief on May 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a tree and is grafted, not grown from seed.
Are these grafted ?
Mary Y on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
How will this tree do in Phoenix ,az?
Seekmore$ on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In a word: beautifully. This is well-suited to your growing zone, provided it receives adequate water.
I have a 4 year old calomondin orange tree, I'm in DFW Texas hardiness zone 8A. My tree is planted outdoors in the ground and for the first two years it produced an abundant amount of fruit and was always flowering. Two years ago we had a freeze and my tree started growing thorns rather than flowering and producing fruit, for the last two years it's been nothing but thorns, I have been using citrus fertilizer and it gets plenty of sun and is growing well. Has anyone else had this experience their calomondin? Will I ever have flowers and fruit from it again or has it turned into a useless shrub good for nothing but stabbing those unfortunate enough to brush against it?
Matthew H on Mar 11, 2020

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Calamandin orange
We have had this amazing shrub for over a year and already have made the best British style 'marmalade' ever. That was a few months after we got it, (November) and today (May) it is loaded once again with small fruit. Furthermore, it requires little special attention, although is likes being outside in the Fall and Spring here in Virginia. We feel blessed to be able to have a citrus fruit here. This is a must for citrus lovers.
May 6, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Calamondin orange
I bought 3 Calamondin plants .. All of the plants came in nice and healthy.. I gave two to my mother.. one of her plants bloomed after a few months.. her other plant has just now started to fruit.. my plant is 2 1/2 feet tall and Had its first bloom last week.. im excited.. I will definitely be buying plants from Stark Bros.. :)
May 2, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Bushy Little Plant
This plant is doing very well. It is just about a year in my care and just gave me its first ripe orange (through I didn't get a chance to try it because my cat knocked it off the plant and chased it across the floor). There has been no new growth since I got it, but the leaves are very dark green and it's very bushy. All in all a good little plant! It's in a one gallon pot in front of my living room window. It is fertilized once monthly.
February 10, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Currently growing 5 oranges.
I couldn’t be any more delighted with my experience ordering from Stark Bro’s. It was my first time and I ordered this calamondin orange tree (that I’m growing in a large pot and will be bringing in for the winter because I live in zone 7B) along with a few other things. The orange tree came to me with 2 baby oranges already growing on it and since then, 3 more have began growing. I am beyond excited for these fruits! New leaves are also growing so that means the plant has adjusted well. The plants I ordered arrived in great condition. No broken leaves or stems or anything. I will be ordering from stark bro’s again and definitely recommend them!
April 21, 2020
Calamondin tree
It came small but very healthy. Now it has grown 6 inches and flowering already. I am very pleased with my plant.
May 9, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Doing well
Doing well Thrives in pot by pool went form about 4”
To now 12” tall and thick and bushy.
May 10, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Calamondine orange
My calamondine orange is very healthy with many new leavesand branches, but no flowers or fruit yet after several months.
May 1, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great Plants
Arrived in good condition and are producing fruit for my beer
May 6, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Calamondin Oranges are surviving
These oranges are bug prone although not obvious. Once treated they now seem to be growing better.
May 4, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Quality product
Grew well and provided fruit, but did not survive the transition indoors for winter. followed instructions, even talked with customer service first.
Would only recommend for warmer zones than northern Virginia.
May 4, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago