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updated 24th October 2021
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I visited Prague for a few days in late October 2010. Quite by chance, I came across a fruiting specimen of the Japanese Bitter Orange within a few hundred metres of the famous Charles Bridge. It was located in the courtyard garden of 'The Church of Our Lady beneath the Chain', also known as the 'Maltese Church' because of its association wth the order of the Knights of St. John. I think it is a bird nesting 'box' hanging from the branches!
Prague Church Poncirus 2
Prague Church Poncirus 1
In the south-facing terraced gardens below  Prague's Hradcany Castle, we came across a few potted lemons. On display during the summer months, these had been put away into a small conservatory.
Prague Castle terrace potted lemons
Prague terrace conservatory
In October 2021, David Martin sent me his photos of the same tree taken from the same positions. You can see how much it has grown in the eleven years between pictures.
David also found another specimen in the old city of Prague. Located in the passageway called Zlata, near the Art Master Gallery at 249, Liliová. Here are his photos, again taken in October 2021: