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Owari Satsuma Mandarin TreeCitrus reticulata 'Owari'

172 reviews
  • Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree

    Owari Satsuma Mandarin trees are the king of patio citrus.

  • Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree

    Satsuma Mandarins have a greater cold tolerance than other citrus.

  • Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree

    Your citrus tree will produce small white blossoms with an intoxicating perfume.

  • Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree

    Owari are palm sized and easy to peel.

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Owari Satsuma Mandarin TreeCitrus reticulata 'Owari'

172 reviews
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Cold Hardy, Clementine-like Oranges

Why Owari Satsuma Mandarin Trees?

Our Owari Mandarin Tree is one-of-a-kind, growing anywhere in the country as a patio plant and withstanding brief temperature drops down to 12 to 15 degrees. With the Owari, you get sweet, delicious oranges, no matter where it’s planted.

And because it's the cold hardiest orange tree, you're not limited to location in growing the Owari Mandarins, also known as Satsumas. Basically, they can be grown anywhere, whether you grow them outdoors or in a container to bring inside during chilly weather.

Plus, they're drought tolerant and easy to grow. You've probably bought these at the grocery store and didn't even realize it. They look, taste and peel just like clementines - it's difficult to tell them apart. Though you'll find that they're very sweet and even better than store-bought: Our Owaris are easy to peel and have very few seeds.

Why is Better

With an Owari Mandarin Tree, you'll get a continual supply of fresh vitamin C all winter long. Your tree is packaged with care and will arrive healthy with deep green leaves. And though our small trees are capable of producing fruit, our large trees are already producing an amazing amount of fruit, so you can get instant results.

Because we've nurtured them meticulously at our nursery, they're ready to thrive. No need to wait years to get beautiful fragrant blooms that fill the air with a fresh scent. Many times, our trees arrive with fruit already on them! Like most citrus trees, they like to dry out before being watered and can be pruned to your desired size. If left untrimmed, they will eventually grow to 10-12 feet in height. Order your Owari Mandarin Tree today!

Pollination Info

Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Pollination

Owari Satsuma Mandarin Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight - 6 to 8 hours per day is best. These trees also do better in areas with high humidity, so you may also need to create humidity for your tree by misting the leaves daily with water.

If your winter temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees, plant your tree in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside for the winter. Choose a pot slightly larger than what it was shipped in (1 to 2 pot sizes) that has plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil preferably recommended for acid-loving citrus plants.

2. Watering: Set a weekly watering schedule for the best results. After watering, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again.

But for potted Mandarin Trees, it's easiest to stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels drier at that depth. When you're ready to water, stop once you see water escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.

3. Pollination: This tree is self-fertile and will produce fruit on its own, but if you want to increase your crop size, you can provide additional pollination by hand. To do this, simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush and stick it into the center of the bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.

4. Fertilizing: Feed your Mandarin Tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus-specific fertilizer, such as the one included in our Citrus Care Kit, once every six weeks. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2 to 3 months.

5. Pruning: Prune ground-planted Mandarins in any season (except for winter) by making 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree. Remove suckers as they form/grow from the base. Pruning can be done at any time of the year for the potted Mandarin.


Are mandarins and Satsumas the same?

A Satsuma is a type of mandarin that’s just easier to peel than the standard mandarin.

What is the difference between a Satsuma, a tangerine, and a mandarin?

Mandarin is the broad category that’s then divided into smaller categories that include Statsuma, Clementines, and Tangerines. A standard Mandarin is small and will taste sweet, Satusmas are seedless, sweet and easy to peel, Tangerines are slightly larger than a mandarin with smoother skin and tart.

What does Satsuma mandarin taste like?

Satsuma mandarins have a traditionally sweet orange taste.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 8 ft. pruned
Mature Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: October-December
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st Year!
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Does Not Ship To: AL,AZ,CA,FL,GA,LA,OR,TX
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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4-11 patio         /           8-11 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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Robert F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Small but grows well

I was hoping it would be bigger at this price, but the description did say 1-2ft and it was technically 1ft on the dot (albeit only when I pushed the branch up as far as it would go). That said, it is at least growing quickly and has put out 5 new sets of young leaves in the 6 weeks since receiving it. Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Review
United States United States
I recommend this product

Nice start

I have received a healthy looking plant and to my surprise in less than two months it started giving new shots. It's still small to produce any fruit but the healthy start is there for which I am very happy Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Review
Danny B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great tree

When I first received this tree in 2021 I was excited but at the same time I was like wow thats small but it thrived quickly.I ate my first fruit in 2022 and it was so good and the fruit were bigger than I expected. its now January of 2023 and its doing great blooms are everwhere. Great tree overall.

Jill R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Healthy delivery

Tree arrived healthy and well packaged, even withstanding upsidedown storage for a couple days in the box. Looks good and a few new bright green leaf buds have emerged.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Very cute but very tiny