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JW 04-05-2015 08:37 PM

Flying Dragon-Poncirus triifoliata
 
Looking for 1-2 actual plants of these not seeds. Anyone have some extra seedlings?

Richard 04-06-2015 01:01 AM

Re: Flying Dragon-Poncirus triifoliata
 
Most oranges sold as "dwarf" are grafted on this rootstock. It is available in bundles of 10 to 100 from wholesale growers. The fruit is insipid and the foliage is deciduous in USDA zones 10 and under. Why do you want it?

RobG7aChattTN 04-06-2015 04:29 PM

Re: Flying Dragon-Poncirus triifoliata
 
You certainly can't count on buying a citrus and having 'Flying Dragon' as a rootstock. As far as "why" I can answer that as the only citrus for zone 6 are the straight species Poncirus trifoliata and 'Flying Dragon'. I grew some from seed and they didn't really have the form I was hoping for. I think they require a lot of pruning to keep them from being either gangly or bushy. I sold one a year or so ago but all I have left are really too tall to ship.

Richard 04-06-2015 05:34 PM

Re: Flying Dragon-Poncirus triifoliata
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RobG7aChattTN (Post 258212)
... I grew some from seed and they didn't really have the form I was hoping for. I think they require a lot of pruning to keep them from being either gangly or bushy. ...

Yes. Durlings puts their seedings in tubes to force linear growth.

JW 04-06-2015 11:06 PM

Re: Flying Dragon-Poncirus triifoliata
 
I want a twisty thorny bush type of a plant. Say something that resembles the hedge from sleeping beauty.

RobG7aChattTN 04-07-2015 05:28 AM

Re: Flying Dragon-Poncirus triifoliata
 
Well...you picked the right plant. Lots of large, dramatically curved thorns.

Richard 04-07-2015 09:28 AM

Re: Flying Dragon-Poncirus triifoliata
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JW (Post 258220)
I want a twisty thorny bush type of a plant. Say something that resembles the hedge from sleeping beauty.

Li Jujube will grow that way if you truncate the central leader. It's hardy to zone 5.

Snarkie 06-27-2015 03:50 PM

Re: Flying Dragon-Poncirus triifoliata
 
I have hundreds of the GD things coming up in my yard. PM me.


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