Oranges, lemons and limes are great container specimens, making it easy to enjoy the flavour and sweet scent of citrus in any garden. Overwintering them successfully is easy in a frost-free place, such as a greenhouse or conservatory.

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Lemons shown at Tatton Park Flower Show 2003

Quick facts

Common name Citrus
Botanical Name Citrus
Group Conservatory plant, fruit.
Flowering time Throughout the year depending on cultivar
Planting time Repot in spring as necessary
Height and spread Up to 6m (20ft) depending on variety and pot size
Hardiness Frost tender
Difficulty Easy

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