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Calamondin Orange Bush

Citrus mitis


1. Size

  • Order now, get it by Tuesday, December 18
  • Ideal for container growing
  • Holds more fruit at younger ages
  • Easier to move indoors or cover during winter

2. Quantity

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8 ft.

Mature Width:

5 ft.



Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Citrus mitis

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Cold Hardy and Crisp Citrus

There’s nothing like the Calamondin Orange Bush: With fruit that’s a cross between a tangerine and a kumquat, this "mini-orange,” as it’s dubbed, is wonderfully delicious.

Even better? It can be grown in a container or as a hedge. In colder climates, grow the Calamondin Orange Bush in a container and move it indoors during winter months, or cover your outdoor bushes for chilly weather easily.

Plus, the Calamondin delights with a heavenly scent, and several flushes (harvests) of blossoms and fruit throughout the year. The yellow-orange fruit of the Calamondin Orange Bush is about the size of a lime or a tangerine and has a thinner skin than most oranges, making it delectably delicate. 

Best of all, year-round blooms give way to fruiting between June and November – and bounties after only one to two years. And younger bushes hold even more fruit.

Healthful, home-grown flavor and heightened looks – the Calamondin Orange Bush is second to none. Order yours today!

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Calamondin Orange Bush Pollination

Calamondin Orange Bush are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Calamondin Orange Bush will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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Love it!
Great tree arrived healthy and with many fragrant blossoms! We now have dozens of pretty oranges. Hope it can make it through the winter!
We love our mini orange tree! It arrived this spring healthy and with many fragrant blossoms!
We love our mini orange tree! It arrived this spring healthy and with many fragrant blossoms!
September 15, 2018
10 months ago
Live this tree. Came bushy and has lots of fruit. Really thriving. I would definitely purchase this if you are looking for a patio tree.
September 2, 2018
4 months ago
Gotta love them
I ordered the smallest tree they had because of the cost, it's growing fast and have new growth already and only been 6 weeks. I live in rural north Iowa , our temp's go from 100 above to 35 below zero . Definitely satisfied with my purchase and will be ordering many more in spring.
June 23, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
poor quality. tiny plant
tree took days in shipment via usps??? looked pitiful when it arrived. i have weeds bigger than this plant. terribly disappointed!
June 13, 2018
7 months ago
Not happy
All of the leaves fell off and now I have a mostly dead tree with one green leaf. I bought the special fertilizer and have been following care instructions since day one.
I cut off the dead and now I have a twig with one leaf
I cut off the dead and now I have a twig with one leaf
May 17, 2018
9 months ago
Poorly Advertised, Not Fast Growing
The size of the tree is extremely disappointing. It came in less than a quart sized container. After six months, it has not grown very well either.
May 15, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
calamondin tree
just got this tree today april 18, 2018, it small but hoping that will grow the way it should be and bear some fruit. i live in spokane washington. planted into a big pot.
April 18, 2018
Growing Zone:
Yummy for Bunt Cakes!
I ordered one; 3-4 ft. Calamondin tree last spring. It did fabulous in my little studio greenhouse over the winter here in Tennessee. It yielded about 60 little 1" gems and now has literally hundreds of flowers on it and lots of little fruit as well.

When I was a child and young adult, I used to visit my Gram each winter in Florida. She had one large Calamondin planted in her small citrus orchard.

Each year, Gram would make me a bunt cake and some muffins. They make the BEST cake ever with a tart glaze topping. A MUST have for Bakers!
Winter/Spring blossoms in my Tiles with Style art studio in TN.
Winter fruit in a small studio greenhouse.
A magnitude of flowers and it was potted in a large 18" pot last summer.
Winter crop of Calamondin's from 1st year planted trees.
February 21, 2018
Not as advertised!
Hi, I received the tree in a less than desirable state. When the tree arrived the soil ball that wasterribly dry and arid. Upon removal the tree lost at least half of the leaves. Very little new growth has appeared. I am holding out hope but am very disappointed.
July 28, 2017
1 year ago
Nice looking & smells good too.
Tree was packaged extremely well & arrived in great shape. It already had many small oranges and some new flowers too. Just waiting to see how well it does during the colder months.Have already used some fruit in our cooking.
July 5, 2017
New Bern , NC
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Calamondin Orange Bush

Calamondin Orange Bush Planting Diretions

Requiring plenty of sunshine and heat (recommended for growing outdoors in zones 8 through 11), the Calamondin Orange Bush is one-of-a-kind. It’s also the perfect size for growing in a container if you’re in a cooler zone, but it should be brought indoors during the winter months.


The leaves on the Calamondin Orange Bush are oval, glossy and green, accompanied by white, star-shaped flowers during the spring and a vibrant harvest between August and October.


Selecting a planting location: Choose a location where your Calamondin is going to get plenty of sunlight – around 6 to 8 hours per day is best. These plants can tolerate some shade but thrive in full sun. High humidity is also beneficial for Calamondins, so you may also need to create humidity for your bush by misting the leaves daily with water. Potted plants are ideal for placing a tray with rocks, filled with water, under the plant to feed humidity.


Planting Directions (in ground): Start by choosing a location with well-draining soil.

1) Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root system of your Calamondin Orange Bush.
2) Place it in the hole and back fill with your sandy, well-drained, acidic soil. If you have clay soil, try amending it with sand, stone, perlite or fine potting soil for best results.
3) Tamp the soil down as you fill the hole, and after planting, be sure to give your Calamondin Orange Bush a deep watering for about 5 minutes. Furthermore, mulching around the plant will help insulate the roots and keep it warm.


Planting Instructions (in container): If your winter temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees, plant your bush in a container to place outside during the summer and bring inside during the winter. Ensure that you choose a pot slightly larger than its shipped container, with plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage.


1) Fill your pot halfway with soil, remove the plant from its original pot and gently place it in the potting soil.
2) Fill in around the Calamondin with the remainder of the potting soil but leave about an inch from the soil surface to the rim of the pot for easy watering.
3) Lightly pack down the soil and give your bush a deep watering until water flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot.
4) Place your bush in sun-soaked area of your home, preferably near a South-facing window. Supplement it with a grow light if it will not receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day.


Pollination assistance: To pollinate indoors, take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush and stick it into the center of a bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush, distributing the pollen to the next bloom and repeating the process until every bloom has been treated. Do this once daily and don’t wash the paintbrush until after the pollination process is complete. The bloom will then fall off naturally and fruit will begin to form.


Watering: Deep waterings are best for the Calamondin’s root system. After watering, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before the next watering.


For potted Calamondin Orange Bushes, stick your index finger into the soil, down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels dryer at that depth. When you’re ready to water, stop once you see water escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.


Fertilization: Feed your Calamondin Orange Bush during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus-specific fertilizer, once every six weeks.


During the fall and winter season, fertilize your plant once every 2 to 3 months. Once the plant has matured, you can skip the cold season fertilization. The same fertilizing regimen should be followed for potted plants – simply ensure that you follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.


Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
First time to buy a tree. A gift.
Ed C on Dec 1, 2018
I like this citrus because I use them for cooking and they are also good if you have colds and coughing.
Eden H on Oct 9, 2018
First time to buy a tree. A gift.
Ed C on Dec 1, 2018
Because of the 25% off sale!
Mickey L on Nov 3, 2018
I like this citrus because I use them for cooking and they are also good if you have colds and coughing.
Eden H on Oct 9, 2018
hoping for fruit
diana a on Oct 4, 2018
A father's day present. Also that it could live on their patio in a pot. My husband and I have always had good luck with the trees we have ordered from you.
Lori S on Jun 8, 2018
calamondin one of my fav fruit tree
Catalina G on May 24, 2018
My son in law wanted this specific tree as a gift to remember his mother, who was from the Philippines.
Wayne D on May 14, 2018
A gift the entire family can enjoy plus adding color to the patio/yard
Smith Family S on Apr 9, 2018
their blooms smell amazing!
Sara B on Apr 8, 2018
I like the taste !
thomas D on Feb 18, 2018
I wanted tangerines that are organically grown
albert m on Feb 6, 2018
replacement trees
Vilma K on Nov 19, 2017
We lost one last year to deep winter ice storm. My husband loved the fruit. A gift to him.
Maryalice H on Sep 15, 2017
Can grow in container
Olga G on Aug 1, 2017
like to eat calamondin to
david g on Jul 9, 2017
Just moved to Florida and I wanted citrus trees around the pool area. We'll see how they do.
Jeri L on Jul 5, 2017
The smell , size and great customer reviews . Also am babysitting a friends tree and fell in love with the smell. Bought from u because of reviews . Thanks
janet s on Jul 2, 2017
Very amazing at the high quality of this tree!
Anne w on Jun 3, 2017
live in New York not much space
antonio f on May 28, 2017
the scent
elaine d on May 15, 2017
Source of vitamin C, great flowers/scent.
Manya M on Apr 20, 2017
My Grandmother used to have a large Calamondin on her front porch. I always loved the fruit's tart and sweet flavor, as well as the look of the small tree. I am excited to begin growing my own.
Erick W on Apr 19, 2017
Wanted an orange tree but needed something small to place in house and be able to move in and out if needed.
kenneth w on Apr 18, 2017
I'm Asian and we love this fruit! It is a health and beauty wonder...
maria v on Mar 29, 2017
These trees are very hard to find in the states. The juice is essential for a lot of Filipino recipes my wife makes. Without it the food just does not taste the same. While Calamandin, calamansi, Kalamansi juice depending on your dialect can be purchased just like all things it does not compare to the fresh variety. Fresh calamandin juice mixed with soy sauce and garlic makes a rib marinade with a taste all its own.
Roger C on Mar 23, 2017
my partner asked for one for Christmas. He saw it in the White Flower Farm Catalog
Fred D on Dec 7, 2016
For Filipino cultural foods.
J on Aug 26, 2016
Can't find locally
ROBERT G on Aug 11, 2016
Because U go to any nursery to buy what ur looking for. Good luck. U can never find it..
Brian W on Apr 20, 2016
Grew Meyer Lemons last year ----- so fun!!!!!! Thought this would be a new Adventure!
katie g on Jan 28, 2016
Because of the 25% off sale!
Mickey L on Nov 3, 2018
hoping for fruit
diana a on Oct 4, 2018
Does this come in a pot, or do I have to buy my own?
Jojel H on Nov 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It will come in a black planters pot. You would need to purchase a pot of your liking.
is this shipped bare root? or in a pot?
shopper on Oct 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are shipped in pots.
My Calamondin Orange Tree blossomed while in the house this past winter. Also had some very small fruit by March. The fruit is smaller than a lime and bitter. Should I leave the fruit on or pick it so more fruit can grow?There are more blossoms on the tree now
Kathy Y on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Keep the fruit on. Let it grow on the tree until it turns a little greenish yellow. It will take awhile so be patient. When it's time to pick, it should be really juicy when you open it and sour. This is used as a condiment to flavor your savory foods. A lot of people also turn it into juice by squeezing the juice and adding sugar and water. The other blossoms will continue to grow while the others ripen so just let it stay there. Good luck. Hope you enjoy.
Are the fruit seedless?
Macrow Birde on Dec 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I had mine for over fifty years. The fruit certainly had seeds. Explanation?
Are these clementine trees self pollinating?
Kevin F on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mandarins, including clementines, are among the few flowering plants that don't need to be pollinated to produce fruit, but they produce a smaller crop if they aren't pollinated. You can pollinate them yourself by taking a small paintbrush and lightly brushing the inside of the flower. This is what I do with my clementine that I keep indoors, and it works great. Hope this answered your question.
What is the main difference between the Calamondin Orange tree and the Owari Satsuma Tree?
Doris M. M on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Owari Satsuma tree gets taller and wider. They begin ripening in September, whereas the Clamondin ripen in late October. The fruits of the Clementine are more rounded and have a deeper orange color. The Clementines generally more fragrant.
Does this calamondin orange grow outside?
Reggie P on Nov 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: That would depend on where you are located. The outdoor growing zones are 8-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in. For growing zones 4-7 you would need to bring indoors in the winter.
how old is tree and is there a guarantee?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There is an optional one year warranty and the tree is around 3 years old.
May I purchase a drawf tangerine tree with fruit on it? that's what I meant not mandrine.
Debbie on Oct 22, 2018

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