Citrus aurantium ‘Bouquet de Fleur’ is a highly ornamental very fragrant compact citrus producing attractive ruffled leaves and small knarly oranges generally known as ‘Sour Oranges’ Bouquet de Fleur is grown for the outstanding fragrance of the flowers and valued for the essential oils that are extracted from the oily rind of the fruits. Used in aromatherapy the oil is in fact correctly known as neroli oil, highly valued for it’s medicinal qualities.
Like all citrus, Citrus aurantium ‘Bouquet de Fleur’ requires a certain amount of expertise to grow successfully here in the U.K and I won’t write an essay here but in a nutshell it’s important to remember that they are mediterranean, yes obvious but easy to overlook in your zest, pardon the pun, to care for any citrus plant is that they are easy to look after during the summer, lots of light and occasional feeds. Just remember that winter in the sunny med is cool at night and warm to sometimes chilly during the day perfect for citrus to rest and ripen their fruits. So the biggest killer here is warm often hot conservatories day and night combined with reduced light. Ideally citrus should have a cool but frost free bright spot to spend the frosty months.