Clementine Mandarin Orange
Citrus reticulata 'Clementine'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIT-rus re-tik-u-LA-ta|
|Lore||Very early citrus was brought to Europe by Arab traders where it was first grown in Northern Africa, traveled to Spain and finally to Mexico and elsewhere in the New World.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A wonderful patio tree with luscious fruit that you will want to keep within reach! Plant near a path or plant several for a screen.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Edible, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Contrast the slightly weeping foliage of 'Clementine' with the spiky blue and orange blooms of Bird Of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) and Jack Spratt New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Jack Spratt'), with its burgundy-bronze leaves. Create a halo of gold with California Gold Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'California Gold') on a trellis in the background.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Apply a citrus fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10