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Blood Orange Tree

Blood Orange Tree

Blood Orange Tree

Blood Orange Tree

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A unique color and flavor. The Blood Orange is very sweet and high in antioxidants. These delicious, large oranges ripen early and are easy to grow. Grows anywhere in the US as a patio plant!

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Blood Orange Tree

Flavorful - Juicy Oranges


The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

2-3 ft.

Ships this Mon, Oct 27
List: $89.95
Sale: $44.98
6 at $31.81 each
Citrus Planting Kit
Citrus Planting Kit

Our Citrus Kit allows you to easily pot up your citrus in a container with the soil and fertilizer yor avocado tree requires.

Your citrus kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any citrus tree. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your citrus tree off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Citrus Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your citrus tree maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Citrus Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Citrus Planting Mix
Sale: $33.48
Planting Mix for Citrus Trees
Rose & Citrus Planting Mix

Helps your Blood Orange Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.98
TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $14.98
Blood Orange Tree
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.48

• Easy to grow
• Delicious, healthy oranges
• Low maintenance

Moro Blood Oranges are known not only for their unique color, but also for their super-sweet taste.

The Moro Blood Oranges are famous for their distinctive taste- similar to raspberry or strawberry.

You'll also enjoy a wonderful show of blossoms in the spring... they're so fragrant, they can actually fill up your whole yard with a delightful citrus scent.

These orange trees are very cold hardy.

However, if you live up north, we suggest potting them up and placing them on your patio. Once it starts getting cold, you can bring your orange tree inside... adding a citrusy fragrance to your kitchen.

These blood oranges are extremely healthy as a snack, or when you juice them.

These trees are in high demand this time of year, and we only have a limited supply available. Be sure to order yours now before they sell out.










Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Citrus sinesis 'Moro'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Blood Orange Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Blood Orange Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Blood Orange Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Blood Orange Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Do you have to buy these trees in pairs for pollination ?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2014
Best Answer: My answer: I don't know why I have purchased a pair of BLOOD ORANGE TREE. The only thing I know for sure that I just love the sweet taste of it. I don't have any experiences in gardening. I just want trying myself if I had a "green thumb" on these fruit trees.
Please advise me should these trees need a pollination?
Thank you.
Reply · Report · Tran N on Jun 12, 2014
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How often citrus tree need watering?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: I am not a citrus expert by any means but here is what I do with my tree. Citrus like well draining soil and can get root rot if the dirt is kept too wet. When the first inch of the soil is really dry is when I tend to water mine which is on average once a week. If you search online there is a citrus forum that is on gardenweb. They have tons of info. on how to keep your tree happy. :-)
Reply · Report · Sarah M on Jun 6, 2014
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I have a lot of squires in my neighborhood. What kind of protection do you suggest?
Willie J on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: I guess would depends on if you plant it in a container or ground. I have not had any problems at all so far.
Reply · Report · Marvin M on Jun 11, 2014
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what type/how big of pot for blood orange?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: Hello - As an initial matter, I would NOT recommend this tree. While it did grow fast and bear fruit--the fruit was neither a blood orange or a full orange--whatever the tree had been grafted to took over and the fruit was a hybrid mess. Having said that - if you still intend to make the purchase, the size of the pot you use depends on the size of the tree you purchase. Just make sure you don't use one too small the roots want to have room to grow. There are good directions that come with the tree that will guide you. If you do plant it in too small of a pot initially, you can certainly re-pot once the tree is established and starts to grow. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Cary R on Sep 18, 2014
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How can I make my blood orange tree bloom? .have it for 7 years never give me fruit?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: Hi. I was asked to respond to your question because I bought a blood orange from this nursery two years ago. This year I have one large marble-sized blood orange on my tree for the first time so I can't say I have had great success either. However, I did fertilize it about once a month all summer long and put it in a very sunny spot in my backyard. For the first time the branches are filling out really nicely with big healthy leaves so I am hopeful that by next year it will bear more fruit.
Reply · Report · Priscilla R on Aug 21, 2014
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When is the recommended outdoor planting time in zone 8b?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: Blood orange trees can be delicate, especially after the shock of delivery. Since zone b is mostly in in the south, It should be warm enough to plant them earlier, perhaps mid or late march. Blood oranges are Citrus trees, and because of that they LOVE water. If you live in a more arid part of the south, make sure to water frequently.
Reply · Report · Devin H on Sep 2, 2014
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Scratch this question it was sent before reading the zone thanks. I have a lot of squires in my neighborhood. What kind of protection do you suggest?
Willie J on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: If you have a family dog let is our in the yard, dogs scare squirrels away. You can put a tree net or fence up. You can set out squirrel feeders to create another food source to distract them away from your tree. Also you can spray your tree with a mixture of cayenne pepper soup to keep them away.
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.