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Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.


Poncirus trifoliata is a deciduous shrub or small tree that grows from 8-30 ft. (2.4-9.1 m) in height.
The leaves are alternate, compound (trifoliate), up to 2 in. (5.1 cm) long and have a winged petiole. The twigs are green with stout, 1 in. (2.5 cm) long thorns. The bark is conspicuously green-striped.
Spring flowers are white, 5-petaled, 1-2 in. (2.5-5.1 cm) in diameter and showy.
Fruit is a 1.5-2 in. (3.8-5.1 cm) diameter, dull yellow, sticky orange (berry).
Ecological Threat
Poncirus trifoliata invades woodlands, forest edges, fence rows and urban green spaces.

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EDDMapS Distribution

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Poncirus

Other System Links

Plants: POTR4
GRIN: 29344
ITIS: 28989
NPDN Host: 35250

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
hardy orange


Category: Hardwood Trees
Category: Shrub or Subshrub