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Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'

Hardy Orange

Plant Type:


Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - 4 beauties remaining for Spring 2015. Add to the amazing interest of the straight species is the gently curved, undulating branches found on 'Flying Dragon'. With downward-facing hooked barbs on the contorted stems it's easy to imagine the flight pattern of a dragon on a shrub upon which Morticia would dote in her conservatory. Small white flowers borne in early to mid-spring are imbued with orange blossom fragrance. Small trifoliate leaves are glossy green and often turn yellow, sometimes with some orange and red in the mix in autumn – just beautiful against the olive-green evergreen branches. Small green oranges mature to a tawny tan-orange shade persistent for much of the winter dangling among the green stems. Though we believe 'Flying Dragon' may be slightly less winter hardy we have ours planted in full blazing sun in a xeric garden in which it seems very much at home, is growing well and for the first time produced oranges in the summer/autumn of 2010. This is a shrub best planted in its more northerly zones in the spring. Seed grown.


8-10 Ft


6-8 Ft




(5b)6 to 9
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Item Description Price  
PONTRIFLY Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $32.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored
  • Barbed
  • Zig Zag
  • Smooth

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Screen
  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Average

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted