Mandarin Orange, Satsuma, Tangerine
Citrus reticulata 'Changsha'

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

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; 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:

Mobile, Alabama

Lake City, Florida

Tampa, Florida

North Charleston, South Carolina

San Antonio, Texas (3 reports)

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 13, 2005, eyeckr from Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of the better cold hardy citrus varieties that can actually be eaten out of hand. Although very seedy, it has a fair amount of sweet and no typical kerosene-like or bitter taste associated w/ most cold hardy citrus. This plant is often grown from seed and does well on its own roots as long as there is good drainage. Here in Virginia Beach this plant when young may freeze and suffer die back but once established proves its cold hardy nature.