Kumquat Much More Than A Beautiful Dwarf Citrus Tree

Kumquat is a dwarf citrus tree, hybrid varieties reach about 1.5-2 m (4-6 feet) high. It is well known not only as an attractive ornamental plant, but as an excellent supplier for fruit jam, jam and pastries. Kumquat, besides these functions, also has the potential and value in another direction seemingly unrelated. Before examining and discovering this hidden potential, we will first deal with its more prosaic qualities.

In design terms, Kumquat fulfills the important role of providing a vertical accent at a low height. As such, it is appropriate to the scale of small flowerbeds, narrow spaces and restricted areas of ground cover; spaces where larger plants would be out of scale. Its fruit is not only edible, but very decorative and provide brilliant hues, orange or lemon in the moments when the color is often lacking.

In their design function as a dwarf tree, kumquat several advantages over other similar usual plant species. Kumquats are excellent as container plants.

Kumquat thrives in hot summer climates that have cold winters. Hybrids are still resistant to light frosts. Overall, it is a classic plant for the Mediterranean garden. It requires regular watering during dry months and porous soil high in organic matter. It grows well in organic mulch bed while occasional visits from aphids and minimal damage to the smaller sheet should not usually require the use of pesticides.

Kumquat hidden value

The great thing about these plants is that they are particularly attractive to very young children. The small scale and colorful fruit that are so easily accessible, allowing children to adopt a Kumquat as "their" tree. Let the kids choose the fruit and see how jam is made. Because in a world where children are so cruelly exposed to the conformist pressures of fashion and the peer group, the educational potential of horticulture should be enthusiastically welcomed by caring parents.

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