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How to Grow and Care for a Calamondin Orange Tree: A Comprehensive Guide

by Gregory
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How to Grow and Care for a Calamondin Orange Tree


Calamondin oranges are small evergreen trees that produce delicious, tangy fruit. They are relatively easy to grow and care for, making them a great choice for gardeners of all levels.

Growing Conditions

Calamondin orange trees prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They can tolerate partial shade, but they will produce more fruit in full sun. Calamondin oranges are also tolerant of lower temperatures than other citrus trees, but they should be protected from frost.


Calamondin orange trees can be planted in the ground or in containers. If you are planting in the ground, dig a hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree in the hole and backfill with soil, tamping down gently to remove any air pockets. If you are planting in a container, choose a pot with drainage holes and fill it with a well-draining potting mix.


Calamondin orange trees need regular watering, but they should not be overwatered. Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before watering again.


Calamondin orange trees should be fertilized monthly during the growing season with a citrus fertilizer.


Calamondin orange trees need to be pruned regularly to encourage fruit production and keep them from getting too large. Prune in spring, removing any dead or diseased branches and thinning out the center of the tree to allow light and air to penetrate.


Calamondin oranges are ready to harvest when they are fully orange and soft to the touch. Use scissors or secateurs to cut the fruit from the branch, being careful not to damage the thin skin.

Pests and Diseases

Calamondin orange trees are relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but they can be affected by aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects. These pests can be controlled with insecticidal soap or neem oil.


Calamondin orange trees are a beautiful and rewarding addition to any garden. With a little care and attention, they will produce delicious fruit for many years to come.

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