Citrus tree varieties can be grown outside in the Southern states, Zone 9 and 10. These tree are all bud grafted onto dwarfing rootstock, so that in the North and Pacific Northwest they can be grown in pots and brought indoors over the winter. All are evergreen with very fragrant beautiful flowers. The Flying Dragon dwarfing rootstocks keep them small and makes them flower and fruit quickly.
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Winter / Spring
Large yellow/green fruit is very juicy and seedless. Skin turns yellow when ripe, mostly in winter and spring, although some can continue to ripen throughout much of the year. Bearss Lime Citrus has needs less heat than most citrus to ripen, but is only hardy to 28 F, so it needs to be grown indoors most of the year.
One of the hardiest citrus varieties with a good quality fruit. It is able to survive temperatures down to about 17F. Outside the subtropics, it is often grown as an indoor plant over winter, near a sunny window. Where temperatures remain above the mid 50's, it is nearly always blooming and fruiting, with a wonderful fragrance from attractive white flowers. When outdoor weather warms , it can spend the summer outside. Meyer lemons are fairly large, with a slightly sweet lemony flavor. A self fruitful, broadleafed evergreen tree. Grafted onto dwarfing flying dragon rootstock, inducing early bearing and keeping it under 6 ft.
The hardiest citrus relative with thorny branches on a naturally small deciduous tree. Used as a dwarfing rootstock for citrus. Showy white flowers followed by 1.5-inch bitter fruits, used medicinally and in seasoning. The rind can be candied and used for pectin. If fruit is allowed to soften for several weeks, juice can be extracted. Diluted, sweetened and made into a drink. Would make an impenetrable hedge due to long thorns. Tolerates moist ground and temperature down to at least -0° F. Zone 7-10