Citrus Reticulata-Mandarin Orange

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The mandarin orange, also known as the mandarin or mandarine, is a small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges, usually eaten plain or in fruit salads. The tangerine is a group of orange-coloured citrus fruit consisting of hybrids of mandarin orange.

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Botanical Name Citrus reticulata
Common Name Satsuma Mandarin
Plant Type Tree
Mature Size 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Type Rich, moist
Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5
Bloom Time Late March to April
Flower Color White
Hardiness Zones 8b to 11
Native Area China

Light

Most fruit trees require full sun conditions and satsumas are no exception. They should ideally get eight to 10 hours of direct sunlight, especially in spring during blossom and fruit formation.

Soil

Citrus like sandy, loamy soil with a slightly acidic pH. They're adaptable to different soil conditions such as rocks or clay, but will not tolerate salty soils. It is essential that the soil have good drainage.

Water

Satsuma trees need ample water, so plan on consistent and deep watering throughout the growing season. After watering, water every two to three days, and then once every week to ten days thereafter during the growing season.

Temperature and Humidity

Although satsumas are slightly more cold hardy than other citrus trees, they need consistently warm temperatures like those found in their suitable USDA growing zones. Satsumas don't do well in arid, desert climates as they need humidity to thrive. During dry spells, you may find your satsuma benefits from being watered with the misting attachment on your garden hose.

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