Trifoliate Orange Uses: Learn About The Flying Dragon Orange Tree

The name alone has me hooked — Flying Dragon bitter orange tree. A unique name to go with a unique appearance, but what is a flying dragon orange tree and what, if any, are trifoliate orange uses? Read on to learn more. What is a Trifoliate Orange? Flying dragon orange trees are cultivars of the trifoliate orange family, also known as Japanese bitter orange or hardy orange. That doesn’t really answer the question, “What is a trifoliate orange?”  Trifoliate is in reference to what it sounds like — having three leaves. So, a trifoliate orange is simply a variety of orange tree with foliage emerging in groups of three. This hardy specimen of trifoliate orange, Flying Dragon (Poncirus trifoliata), has an unusual contorted stem habit covered with thorns. It is related to the true citrus family or Rutaceae and is a small, multi-branching, deciduous tree growing 15-20 feet in height. … Continue reading Trifoliate Orange Uses: Learn About The Flying Dragon Orange Tree