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Citrus reticulata syn. Citrus tangerina

 

Mandarin Tree

Citrus trees have glossy green leaves and very fragrant waxy white flowers, followed by fruit - orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime all come into the citrus group. Most need a minimum Winter temperature of 5 - 10 deg.C, and they make excellent conservatory plants, in cooler climes, but only grow to up to half the maximum size if grown in a container in ideal conditions.The scented flowers appear in Summer in a cool conservatory. Citrus reticulata (The Manderin or Tangerine) is a widely cultivated tree in warm temperate and tropical areas. It is evergreen, and grows to about 8 m tall. The leaves are dark green, long, and narrow. The flowers are star shaped and white. Mandarin/Tangerine fruits are reddish-orange in colour with resemblance to tangerines.

 
plant Features
  • Mandarin Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Mandarin Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Mandarin Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Mandarin Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Mandarin Tree

Latin name

Citrus reticulata syn. Citrus tangerina

type

Evergreens

family

Rutaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mandarin Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Mandarin Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Mandarin Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Mandarin Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mandarin Tree is 3.00meters x 8.00meters 3.00 M 8.00 M

Citrus reticulata syn. Citrus tangerina

Citrus trees have glossy green leaves and very fragrant waxy white flowers, followed by fruit - orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime all come into the citrus group. Most need a minimum Winter temperature of 5 - 10 deg.C, and they make excellent conservatory plants, in cooler climes, but only grow to up to half the maximum size if grown in a container in ideal conditions.The scented flowers appear in Summer in a cool conservatory. Citrus reticulata (The Manderin or Tangerine) is a widely cultivated tree in warm temperate and tropical areas. It is evergreen, and grows to about 8 m tall. The leaves are dark green, long, and narrow. The flowers are star shaped and white. Mandarin/Tangerine fruits are reddish-orange in colour with resemblance to tangerines.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Pot the tree in a large container filled with a mixture of 1 part each potting soil, organic compost and per-lite or vermiculite. Give the tree plenty of room to spread out and establish a healthy root system. Replant container plants every few years to prevent roots from becoming pot-bound.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Summer. Cut, neatly, an 8" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, and remove the bottom leaves, leaving just the top 3 leaves. Trim the end of the cutting so that it is about 6" long, cutting neatly just below a leaf node. . Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost about 2 1/2" into the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm - 65 deg. to 70 deg. - bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week), and keep the compost moist, but not wet.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The pip of any type of citrus fruit can be grown in a pot of seed compost as long as the compost is kept moist - not wet - and the pot is placed in a warm environment. The compost needs to be at a temperature of no less than 60 deg., or germination may not occur, or the seedling may die.

 
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