Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'

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  • Common Name: Hardy Orange
  • Plant Story:

    Noted for its unique contorted thorny stems, Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' features white spring flowers that give way to yellow-orange fruit. Three-lobed leaves emerge yellow, turn glossy dark green in the summer, before fading on yellow in the autumn. 'Flying Dog' is synonymous and also sold buy the name 'Monstrosa'.

  • Type: Shrub Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 5-9
  • Height: 3-6 ft
  • Spread: 3-6 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Ornamental specimen shrub
  • Leaf: Leaves emerge yellow in the spring, matures to green in the summer, fades to yellow in the fall
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Compact
  • Special Care Instructions:

    INVASIVE! Prune after flowering. Best in well-drained soil in full sun.


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