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Clementine Mandarin Orange

Citrus reticulata 'Clementine'

An early season Mandarin producing sweet and juicy fruit that will hold on the tree for months. Easily peeled, highly ornamental fruits are held to the outside of the tree. Makes a beautiful landscape or container specimen. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationSIT-rus re-tik-u-LA-ta
LoreVery 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 MaturityModerate grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA wonderful patio tree with luscious fruit that you will want to keep within reach! Plant near a path or plant several for a screen.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Edible, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsContrast 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

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