Calamondin - Variegated
A cross between a mandarin and a Kumquat, calamondin became popular in the 1960s but have been grown in China for centuries. Highly fragrant flowers are a real attribute, as is the small fruit that are perfect for preserving. This variegated form has all the attributes of calamondin, but with more colourful foliage.
All citrus trees need plenty of sun and good drainage, so a position in full sun in a raised garden bed is ideal. The roots of citrus grow close to the surface, so it’s best to mulch beneath the tree to avoid competition from other plants or weeds. Heavy feeders, fertiliser should be applied monthly to ensure they have nutrients available at all times. Apply blood and bone, dynamic lifter or a citrus fertiliser once a month, every month. Citrus will grow in all Australian climates. Use your Heat Zone (HZ) to determine the best varieties for your area.