Poncirus trifoliata 5 PCS fresh seeds, Citrus trifoliata, Trifoliate orange, Japanese bitter-orange, Hardy orange seeds, Hardy lemon, Non GMO

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Three-leaved poncirus (lat. Poncirus trifoliata), or Poncirus (lat. Poncirus), or trifoliata, or three-leaf lemon (lat. Citrus trifoliata).

Shrub or small tree with a tent-shaped crown. Young annual shoots are bare, green, with axillary spines 1-3 cm long; on older branches the bark is greenish-gray. The buds are small, almost round.

The leaves are trifoliate, with obovate sessile leaflets, of which the central one is about 5 cm long and the lateral ones about 3 cm. The leaf blades are glabrous, leathery, dull yellowish-green, the edges of the leaflets are crenate. The petioles are winged. The arrangement of leaves on the shoots is regular.

The flowers are bisexual, white, almost sessile, 3-8 cm in diameter, with 4-5 sepals fused at the base and 4-5 oblong-obovate petals, narrowed into a marigold. Stamens are free, 8-10 pieces.

The fruit is a spherical hesperidium with a diameter of 4-6 cm, golden yellow in color, with a soft crust, densely covered with velvety fluff. The crust is difficult to separate from the pulp. The pulp is bitter and sour, inedible. Their fruits are not used fresh because of the unpleasant taste, but are suitable for technological processing and the production of vitamin tonic drinks.

The plant is easy to care for; in harsh winters it requires shelter, but it can withstand short-term frosts down to -25 without problems. Planted in windless areas and watered in dry weather. Prickly lemon is ideal for forming impenetrable hedges. It tolerates pruning well, and the plant should also be cleared of old branches. Goes well with coniferous and fruit trees. It will look impressive next to trees with silver leaves.

Light-loving, undemanding to soil, but prefers loose and moist soil.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 (-23°C to -18°C).
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