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Re: A couple firsts :
>> hoping for a showy crop for you this season. <<
In past years, when the Ponciris fruit turns yellow and orange, it's actually caused my neighbor to get my attention and ask, "Is that an ORANGE TREE?!?" Of course, honesty compelled me to answer her inquiry, "Yes and no. The 'oranges' you see aren't really edible. But, technically, they are citrus and are closely related to edible oranges."
Even though I can't eat them, they are very ornamental. They also offer visible appeal and interest in winter. There are no leaves, but the green branches and thorns are eye-grabbing.
Ponciris is NOT fun pruning!!!
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal