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More information about Poncirus trifoliata
Prior to 2006, I had had no reports of mature Poncirus trifoliata specimens growing in the north of England, so I was particularly pleased to hear from botanical artist Nikki Abramson with news and photos of this specimen. The plant is growing in the front garden of a private house in Park Avenue, Hull and is known to be over forty years old.
Winter photos by local resident Mrs. A.N.Abramson
page created 28th April 2006
Newby Hall added 29th April 2012
Belsay Hall added 7th May 2012
Park Avenue, Hull
Newby Hall, near Ripon
I have not seen the tree myself, but have come across a photo on the internet - with thanks to Nick W. and Picasa Web Albums.
North of England specimens
Belsay Hall & Gardens, Northumberland
Another Poncirus trifoliata specimen that I can't claim to have seen myself, but notable for being the furthest North I have so far located in England!
Although difficult to judge the age of the plant without seeing the trunk, it is mature enough to have at least a few flowers.
This photo, originally found on the davesgarden.com website, was taken in June 2008 by Sue Taylor and reproduced here with her permission.