Owari Satsuma Mandarin Orange

Citrus reticulata 'Owari'

Seedless, medium sized orange fruit is sweet and juicy. Ripens early and stores very well. Dark green evergreen foliage on slender spreading branches. Not recommended for hot desert areas; thrives in cooler summer locations.
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Full sun, Partial sun

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

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Botanical PronunciationSIT-rus re-tik-u-LA-ta
LoreCitrus fruit was carried on the ships of early sea farers because its vitamin C content was high enough to keep the dreaded disease, scurvy, at bay on long voyages. Citrus fruit is valued for fresh eating, marmalade, and many other culinary dishes.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 10-12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasWith the exception of desert areas, this small tree bearing delicious fruit is an excellent choice for an enclosed patio garden in full sun. Attractive, spreading form is a lovely accent or focal point in fruit and pleasantly fragrant in flower.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsAs a sharp contrast to the slender, spreading form of the mandarin, try Firebird Canna (Canna x generalis 'Firebird'), with its tropical looking, paddle-shaped leaves and crimson flowers. The red-pink flower clusters of Canberra Gem Grevillea (Grevillea x 'Canberra Gem') are also a good foil. Use Purple SpreaderTM Garden Verbena (Verbena x hybrida 'Homestead') as an attractive, trailing groundcover.

Requires well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a citrus fertilizer in spring; repeat in fall.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

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