Kumquat hindsii

Botanical name: Fortunella hindsii
Commn name: Kumquat hindsii

General features: The kumquat hindsii is a small, very spiny bush with small, narrow, dark green leaves and summer flowering. Its flowers are small, white and fragrant and produce many fruits that last a long time on the plant. The small fruits are globular in shape, smooth-skinned and bright orange in colour.

Curiosity: Its fruits are the smallest citrus fruit, being less than the size of a chickpea.

Ornamental virtues: The hardiness of the kumquat hindsii makes it an ideal plant for decorating flats and other enclosed spaces.