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Citrus => Cold Hardy Citrus => Topic started by: All the fruit on April 24, 2019, 01:40:26 PM

Title: Trifoliate Orange grows without protection in Germany
Post by: All the fruit on April 24, 2019, 01:40:26 PM
Hi,
Since some folks were interested as to what exotic fruit trees you can grow outdoors in Germany I decided to share a few. Here is a video of an outdoors Poncirus trifoliata flowering opposide of Heidelberg castle
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e4YSmyJxNWE
Title: Re: Trifoliate Orange grows without protection in Germany
Post by: Florian on April 24, 2019, 02:17:06 PM
Nice plant in an even nicer city but no surprise. Poncirus will survive in all but the very coldest places of Germany.
Title: Re: Trifoliate Orange grows without protection in Germany
Post by: SoCal2warm on April 26, 2019, 12:59:06 PM
I remember reading a post (in another forum), someone had Trifoliate Orange growing outside and fruiting in Aarhus, Denmark. That's north of Germany.
Title: Re: Trifoliate Orange grows without protection in Germany
Post by: mikkel on April 26, 2019, 01:13:15 PM
I have seen a tree in the Botanical Garden Aarhus too. Climate  there isn`t so different from northern Germany.  Some days ago I was in the Botanical Garden Oslo and was curious if there is a Poncirus too. I couldn`t find one.
Title: Re: Trifoliate Orange grows without protection in Germany
Post by: All the fruit on April 26, 2019, 02:25:15 PM
I still remember the horribly cold German winters of the 80es when the few Poncirus plants were damaged even in the most sheltered locations in the mildest regions. It has become much easier to grow such stuff nowadays.