Ichang Lemon

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Ichang Lemon
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Subclass:Rosidae
Order:Sapindales
Family:Rutaceae
Genus:Citrus
Species:C. ichangensis

Known as the Ichang lemon, Citrus ichangensis is a slow-growing species with the characteristic lemon-scented foliage and flowers of the genus Citrus. Its main claim to fame is its unusual hardiness. With the exception of Poncirus trifoliata (which is not generally regarded as a true citrus), it is the hardiest citrus plant, tolerating both moderate frost and damp conditions. For this reason, it is perhaps the only species of true citrus which can be reliably grown outside in temperate areas of Europe and the United States.

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