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Genus: P

Pachysandra
Alleghany pachysandra; Japanese pachysandra
Panicum
switch-grass
Parthenium
wild quinine
Parthenocissus
Virginia creeper; woodbine
Passiflora
passionflower; Maypop; apricot vine
Paxistima
cliff green; mountain lover
Peltandra
arrow-arum; tuckahoe
Pennisetum
Chinese pennisetum
Penstemon
St. Joseph's wand; pine-leaved penstemon
Petasites
fuki; giant fuki; giant sweet coltsfoot; sweet coltsfoot
Phalaris
ribbon grass
Philadelphus
mock orange
Phlox
phlox; flowering moss; ground pink; wild sweet William
Phragmites
variegated common reed grass
Phyllostachys
bamboo
Physostegia
obedient plant
Pleioblastus
bamboo
Podophyllum
Mayapple; wild lemon
Polemonium
Greek valerian; Jacob's ladder; bluebell
Polygonatum
hairy Solomon's-seal
Polygonum
knotweed
Polypodium
polypody
Polystichum
Christmas fern
Polytrichum
(soft haircap moss); common haircap moss
Poncirus
hardy orange; trifoliate orange
Pontederia
pickerel weed
Potentilla
bush cinquefoil; golden cinquefoil; shrubby cinquefoil; three-toothed cinquefoil
Prunus
wild plum; wild cherry
Pseudosasa
bamboo
Psidium
Cattley guava; purple strawberry guava
Pycnanthemum
mountain mint
Pyrola
shinleaf; wild lily-of-the-valley

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Poncirus

(Rutaceae - rue family)
One species of tree, native to Asia and naturalized in some areas of the southeastern U.S. Cultivated as an ornamental, and used as a rootstock for citrus fruits. Can't ship to AZ, CA or FL.

trifoliata decid tree • ht to 20' • zones 6-10

trifoliate orange; hardy orange

Poncirus trifoliata - Oct 2


edible fruit, fragrant, hedge - screen, sun - part shade
central and northern China

A small, very spiny tree, of interest in being a hardy, deciduous near-relative of citrus fruits. Because the twigs and spines are green, the plant appears green even when it is leafless. Produces attractive, supposedly fragrant, white flowers in spring, which develop by fall into yellow fruits resembling small oranges. These sour, fruits are often considered inedible. Michael Dirr, in his Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, however, comments that "Ripe fruits set aside for several weeks become juicy and develop a sprightly, slightly acid flavor. Serves as a substitute for lemon, pulp can be made into marmalade, and peel can be candied. After removing the numerous seeds there is not a whole lot of pulp left over." Used commercially as a rootstock on which to graft other citrus fruits. Considered cold hardy to about -15° F, its range of cultivation can be extended into zone 5 if it is planted in a sheltered location and perhaps given some extra protection.

cat # 5W9K
$15.95 each


Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - May 15 Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - Nov 17 Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - Sep 24 Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - Sep 24 Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - Oct 5 Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - Oct 5
trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' decid shr • ht 6' • zones 6-10

trifoliate orange; hardy orange


edible fruit, fragrant, hedge - screen, sun - part shade

'Flying Dragon' is distinguished from the species, above, by spines which curve strongly backward, in claw-like fashion. This interesting, ornamental growth habit is particularly evident when the plant is leafless. Highly prized in the Orient, where it has been cultivated for centuries. 'Flying Dragon' is also a dwarf, growing to a maximum height of 6' (smaller in containers). Commercially used as a dwarfing rootstock for citrus. Should be a good candidate for bonsai training.

cat # 5W9N
$15.95 each