Owari Satsuma Mandarin Orange
Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Full sun, Partial sun
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||Citrus 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 Maturity||Moderate growing to 10-12 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||With 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.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||As 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