Now that the leaves have all fallen, the twists and turns are fully visible. Here’s what Gossler Farms has to say about it on the Plant Lust site:
The hardy citrus is a wickedly thorned plant. The thorns are 2″ long and are unusual all year. P. trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’ is contorted all over- leaves, thorns and stems. We have seen 5′-6′ irregular shrubs and they are always show stoppers. P. trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’ is hardy to -20 °F so will be interesting from New York to California.
The display specimen at the HPSO booth was more of a full-grown tree and the thorns were the full 2″ and curved like talons. Mine has a few noticeable thorns, but none quite that impressive. I still have high hopes.
When fully leafed out, closer inspection is needed to appreciate its distinctive traits. Let’s look at it through the seasons:
All leading up to the bare beauty that presides over winter’s garden. I failed to chronicle its blooming season, but I think you can see why it is a favorite in any of its costumes. Check out Danger Garden for more favorites of the week.