Mandarin Orange, Satsuma, Tangerine
Citrus reticulata

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrus (SIT-rus) (Info)
Species: reticulata (reh-tick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atascadero, California

Lake San Marcos, California

Long Beach, California

Oak View, California

Rialto, California

San Jose, California

Fort Pierce, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Honomu, Hawaii

Chicago, Illinois

New Iberia, Louisiana

North Charleston, South Carolina

Baytown, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas

Houston, Texas

Montgomery, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 22, 2004, angelam from melbourne
Australia wrote:

I had a mandarin tree in my Sydney garden which fruited prolifically with minimal attention and produced small incredibly sweet fruit. My sons, then toddlers, used to collect them in a toy bucket, peel and eat them whole, 5 or 6 at a sitting each.The image of them with juice running down their chins and sticky all over is a happy memory and I'd heartily reccommend a mandarin tree to anyone in the right areas.