Tangerine

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Tangerine

Citrus reticulata
Mandarin, Satsuma, Kid-glove Orange, Mandarina
10

15 feet
10

15 feet
East Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. Evergreen, with intoxicating white blooms in spring and bountiful fruit ripening in November and December. Among the citrus, tangerine is perhaps the most cold- and drought-tolerant, and thus fairly well adapted for south-central Texas. ‘Clementine,’ ‘Owari’ and ‘Changsha’ are some of the recommended varieties, and have withstood freezing temperatures to 15 degrees in San Antonio without visible damage. The most noticeable contrast between tangerine and orange fruit is probably that tangerine is not seedless.

Maintenance

Occasional training and light pruning; fruit production can be enhanced by fertilizing, but established plants are pretty self-sufficient.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
10-15' H, 10-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
February, March, November, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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