Citrus Species, Satsuma Orange
Citrus reticulata var. satsuma

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee)
Genus: Citrus (SIT-rus)
Species: reticulata var. satsuma

Category
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics
Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements

Where to Grow

Height
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness
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)

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Danger

Bloom Color
White/Near White

Bloom Time
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage
Evergreen
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details

Soil pH requirements
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information

Propagation Methods
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
By grafting
By budding
By air layering

Seed Collecting
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed