Mandarin Trees


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Fragrant and Flavorful Mandarin Trees

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The Era of the Mandarin began in China thousands of years ago, but the tree first came to the U.S. in the 1840s. An Italian consul brought one to New Orleans, and from there the exotic Citrus tree spread through the southern states and California. The fruit is very popular today for its easy peeling and general lack of seeds. Kids love these friendly snacks and lunchbox treats are sweet and juicy!

Mistakenly referred to as Tangerines and the name stuck, Mandarin trees can nourish your family and your landscape! Browse Nature Hills Nursery's wide inventory for a wide range of varieties of Mandarin trees to plant in your warm-climate garden or grow indoors in a container!

Mandarin Trees Flavorful Fruits

Mandarin trees produce fragrant white spring blooms, evergreen foliage, and small, sweet Citrus fruits similar to Oranges.


These round fruits can be eaten fresh or added to salads and other dishes. Mandarin cultivars include Clementine, Dandy, and Gold Nugget, which can grow to varying heights. The fruit produced by the tree is generally easy to peel and has few to no seeds.

There are also great hybrids like the Indio Mandarinquat and the Dwarf Brown Select Satsuma.

Easy-to-Grow Citrus Trees

Relatively easy to grow, Mandarin trees prefer full sun and soil with excellent drainage.

Mandarins are popular in tropical and subtropical areas, especially in USDA planting zones 8 to 11. They are tender trees that can be damaged by cold weather, so bring Mandarin trees indoors for the winter or protect them from exposure.


Many people in more northern regions grow Citrus trees in pots, making it easier to take advantage of warm summers and then gradually transition indoors before temps plummet.

How & Where to Plant Mandarin Trees

Mandarin trees have dense foliage, making them a good option for privacy hedges. When mature, the brightly colored fruits of these trees offer gorgeous contrast against the glossy green leaves. Mandarin trees attract pollinators and make a gorgeous focal point for any garden. Here are a few of our favorite Mandarin tree varieties:

  • Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree - Cold hardy into the low 20°Fs insect and disease-resistant, rounded symmetrical profile, exceptionally sweet and nearly seedless fruit
  • Kishu Mandarin Tree - Compact ornamental size is perfect for growing in containers, diminutive fruit size suits indoor trees, and fruit ripens early in the season
  • California Honey Mandarin Tree - Shrubby profile for indoor or outdoor planting, exceptionally juicy fruit with spiced honey-like flavor and more seeds than other varieties
  • Dancy Tangerine Tree - A Mandarin variety from Tangiers, Morocco, Dancy features fine flavor, a dependable heavy set, and climate adaptability, making it a top Mandarin favorite.

Easy to Grow Citrus!

Citrus trees do well in full sun, heat, and humidity. These tropical trees require good drainage and should not be overwatered, preferring to dry out slightly between waterings.

Appreciating fast-draining, slightly acidic soil and regular fertility. Container-planted Mandarins need fast-draining soil and planters with adequate drainage holes.

Prune Citrus trees like Mandarin after fruiting to maintain a smaller size or keep them tidy.

Order your Mandarin Citrus Trees at Nature Hills and enjoy broadleaf evergreen leaves, fragrant white blooms, and big crops of delicious juicy fruit today! Call the plant experts at Nature Hills today to learn more (402) 934-8116!