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    Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara'

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    Cara Cara Orange Tree (7863714087167)
    Cara Cara Orange Tree (7863714087167)
    Cara Cara Orange Tree (7863714087167)
    Cara Cara Orange Tree (7863714087167)

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    Cara Cara Orange Tree

    Cara Cara Orange Tree

    Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara'

    Regular price $84.95 (No sales tax!)
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    Mature height
    10-15 ft. (Semi-Dwarf); 15-20 ft. (Standard)
    Mature Width
    15-20 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10, 11
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    The Cara Cara Orange Tree is a must-have for any home gardener or citrus enthusiast. With its stunning appearance and deliciously sweet fruit, this tree is sure to add both beauty and flavor to your garden. But the Cara Cara Orange Tree isn't just a pretty face - it's also incredibly versatile and easy to care for, making it an excellent choice for gardeners of all levels.

    The Cara Cara Orange Tree is a medium-sized evergreen tree that can grow up to 20 feet tall in ideal conditions, but can be maintained at a more manageable height through pruning. It boasts glossy green leaves, fragrant white flowers, and bright orange fruit that ripens in the winter. The fruit is slightly smaller than a typical navel orange, with a thin, easy-to-peel skin and a deep pinkish-red flesh that is juicy and sweet.

    The Cara Cara Orange Tree is perfect for adding a pop of color to your garden while also providing delicious fruit for snacking or cooking. The tree is self-fertile and can produce fruit without cross-pollination, making it an excellent choice for home gardens. The unique pinkish-red flesh of the fruit sets it apart from other oranges, and its sweet and tangy flavor makes it a favorite for eating fresh or using in recipes. Additionally, the Cara Cara Orange Tree is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and can be grown in both containers and in-ground.

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to add the beautiful and delicious Cara Cara Orange Tree to your garden. This versatile tree is sure to bring both aesthetic appeal and culinary delight to your outdoor space. Order now from Plants Express, California's #1 online plant nursery, and enjoy the beauty and bounty of the Cara Cara Orange Tree for years to come.

    Semi-Dwarf vs. Standard citrus trees:
    The difference between a semi-dwarf tree and a standard tree is the mature height. Semi-dwarf citrus trees are smaller and grow to approximately two-thirds the size of a standard tree form. Depending on the position of the lower branches on the trunk, a semi-dwarf citrus can look like a bush with a short trunk, or a tree with a trunk.

    The mature height of a Cara Cara Orange tree based on average growing conditions:
    Semi-Dwarf tree: 10-15 ft. tall.
    Standard tree: 15-20 ft. tall.
    In containers, the Cara Cara Orange tree will be smaller and can easily be pruned to maintain a desired size.

    The mature height and fruit production of your citrus tree will depend on several environmental factors such as climate, light, soil type, texture, fertility and moisture, and pruning practices. Your citrus tree can easily be maintained at a smaller size with annual pruning.

    Plant Care

    Cara Cara Orange Tree, also known as Citrus Orange 'Cara Cara' Standard, is a stunning and productive addition to any garden or landscape. To help you grow and care for your Cara Cara Orange Tree, we've put together some plant care tips.

    The Cara Cara Orange Tree is a relatively easy plant to care for, but it does have some specific requirements that you need to meet to ensure it grows and produces healthy fruit. Here are the basic plant needs:

    • Sunlight: Full sun exposure for at least six hours daily.
    • Soil: Well-draining soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0.
    • Water: Regular and consistent watering with adequate drainage.
    • Fertilizer: Regular feeding to keep the tree healthy and productive.
    • Pruning: Annual pruning to promote healthy growth and fruit production.
    • The Cara Cara Orange Tree thrives in full sun exposure for at least six hours daily. When choosing a planting location, it's essential to consider the tree's mature size and to ensure it has adequate space to grow. The soil should be well-draining, with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. If the soil in your garden is not suitable, you can amend it by adding organic matter or planting the tree in a raised bed.

    Regular and consistent watering is essential to the health and productivity of the Cara Cara Orange Tree. The tree should be watered deeply once or twice a week, depending on the climate and soil conditions. Adequate drainage is also critical to prevent root rot. To keep the tree healthy and productive, it's essential to fertilize it regularly. Use a citrus-specific fertilizer to ensure it receives the necessary nutrients.

    Annual pruning is essential to promote healthy growth and fruit production. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth appears. Remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches, as well as any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other. To maintain the tree's size and shape, prune back any new growth to maintain the desired shape.

    The Cara Cara Orange Tree is sensitive to extreme temperatures and may experience leaf drop or fruit drop in response to cold temperatures. If you live in a cold climate, you may need to protect the tree from frost damage by covering it with a frost blanket or moving it indoors during the winter months. The tree is also susceptible to pests and diseases such as aphids, spider mites, and root rot, so it's essential to monitor it regularly for any signs of trouble.

    Caring for a Cara Cara Orange Tree requires some effort, but the rewards are worth it. With proper care, you can enjoy delicious, juicy oranges right from your own garden. Remember to provide your tree with adequate sunlight, well-draining soil, regular watering and feeding, and annual pruning. Monitor it regularly for any signs of pests or diseases, and take steps to protect it from extreme temperatures. With these plant care tips, you 

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