Where will my dragon be happy?

westgirl(8 WA)November 17, 2012

Hi All,

I picked up a small Flying Dragon at the nursery today just because I love the way it looks. I know it's very hardy, but it will be living in a pot in Seattle and I'm wondering where it will be happiest during our wet winter? I have other citrus outside on the deck, outside in an unheated greenhouse, indoors in unheated rooms with natural light supplemented with CFLs, and also at my office, which is warmer and the only light is from large south-facing windows. Where do you think my "dragon" will be happiest? Thanks for any input.


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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

There's no reason why you can pot it up and put it on your deck. Or, anywhere you'll enjoy looking at it, as Poncirus trifoliata is very ornamental. As with all citrus, make sure you have very well draining potting mix with your rainy climate. No need to keep it heated, it is very cold hardy. Unless you have threat of significant temps below 30 degrees for a prolonged time, you can keep it outside year 'round.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 8:01PM
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westgirl(8 WA)

Thank you Patty, I potted it up yesterday in the pouring rain and brought it in, just because I love to look at it. It's in very well draining mix, so I'll let it live outside.
Thanks for your expertise!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 1:13PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

You're very welcome, westgirl :-) Be sure the post some photos of your new Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' citrus. Is it changing colors, yet?

Patty S.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 7:25PM
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I am amazed, at times that people produce for their enjoyment, what I would consider only as a rootstock; and not a particularly good rootstock at that.

There is so much beauty in the world that even what some might consider "ugly" is loved by some.

The world may not be the best place in the universe; but for us mortals, it is still first choice.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 11:43PM
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