Delicious and very popular orange; it's been a firm favourite for many years. Pretty flowers with a lovely perfume and wonderfully large, sweet and juicy fruit with skin that's easy to peel.
Read more at our Citrus Fruiting Months page.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Scientific Name
- Citrus sinensis 'Washington Navel'
- Purchase Height
- 0.5 - 1 metre
- Maximum Height
- 2-5 metres
- Pot Size
- 4 Litres
- Propagation Method
- Grafted (find out more)
Tree Options / Variations
We may stock our fruit trees in a variety of options. In general, the advanced and extra-advanced trees are taller and more mature than the standard trees and will likely start fruiting sooner. If you have any questions about which is the best option for you, please contact us to discuss.
Most dwarf fruit trees are pot-friendly and can comfortably be kept to a size that suits smaller spaces like courtyards, balconies and verandas and planted out into smaller spaces.
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is getting established and then moderate watering ongoing and as needed
- Benefits from a good citrus fertiliser applied as directed and mulch around the base of the plant leaving a gap of a few centimetres away from the trunk
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Yes, it will grow well in large pots.
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 12 months whilst it is becoming established and moderate watering ongoing and as needed.
When will it start fruiting?
18 - 36 months after planting.
Did You Know
Did you know… that the Washington Navel orange is thought to originate in Brazil where it was discovered as a natural mutation in an orange tree grove at a monastery. It produced beautiful, seedless, sweet fruit so trees were propagated and sent to Washington DC in the Unites States, hence the Washington part of its name. The Navel part of its name comes from the end of the orange where the flower was as it is shaped like a human navel. A few of these trees thrived and they continued to be propagated and eventually became a sought after variety of orange famous across the world.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.