Almost Perfect Almost Natural Deer Barrier

Hardy Orange, Trifoliate Orange, Poncirus Trifoliata

… almost perfect as a deer barrier hedge planting due to its stature, branch density, beautiful spring flowers and two-inch thorns, however not perfect because the plant is rapidly becoming one of the top non-native invasive plants in the southern states.

Almost natural, because as noted it is a non-native, introduced to the U.S. from China in the 1850s. The cold-hardiness attribute made the Hardy Orange a mainstay as a root stock for citrus production in the U.S.

Fragrant Spring Blooms
Virtually impenetrable tangle of thorny branches.
Not the Flying Dragon cultivar, because these thorns are not curved, and Flying Dragon is a dwarf specimen.

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