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Popular Clementine Mandarin Orange Tree

  • Seedless
  • Famous Store Branded Mandarin 
  • Early Ripening
  • Kids Love the Sweet Taste
  • Easy to Peel
  • Tolerates High Heat

Why not grow your own Clementine Mandarin Orange Tree? You'll enjoy perfectly sweet and delicious Mandarin oranges anytime when you grow your own. Our seedless Clementine Mandarin Orange (Citrus celmentina 'Algerian') Tree is a twin of the ancient Chinese Canton Mandarin, beloved for its sweet and juicy flesh and distinct Mandarin flavor. This variety is completely seedless, making it even more fun to eat.

Clementine Mandarin Orange Tree first came to the United States back in 1909 and eventually became one of the most popular small citrus varieties on the market. Although having all the qualities of a choice Citrus fruit, early ripening, juicy and sweet flavor and mostly seedless, the small size of the Clementine was not in favor early on. Imagine that!

What it lacks in size, the Clementine Mandarin orange makes up for in taste. The sweet flavor is hard to resist and it ripens early, so it is one of the first citrus to be harvested.

Easy to grow, the Clementine is an early season Mandarin that ripens along with the popular Owari Satsuma Mandarin. Not as adaptable to the cold as the Owari, the Clementine however is very well adapted to all typical Citrus growing areas and hothouse climates where it produces superior fruit. This is where the majority of the bagged Clementines are grown commercially.

Whether planted in the ground or grown in a container, the Clementine Mandarin Orange Tree is an asset.

The small Clementine Mandarin is an excellent eating fruit. The peel is smooth, bright orange, and easy to peel. The deep orange fruit can be easily separated into numerous segments and are almost always seedless, with only a hint of acid, just enough to bring out the wonderful flavor.

Clementine Mandarins Make Small, Healthy Snacks

In more recent years, this smallest member of Mandarin fruit has quickly become one of the most well-known varieties. Once a cult following developed around its exquisite taste, the market makers followed. Bagged Mandarins offered at most grocery stores really made this cute little fruit a household staple.

The small, cute, sweet orange has found a home in lunchboxes across America. We love the convenience of this quick, simple healthy snack food. Moms love them to fill their fruit bowls with a healthy option that kids appreciate. Clementine is quick, simple and good for you, so what's not to love?

#ProPlantTips for Care

The Clementine Mandarin is a beautiful evergreen plant and the fruit makes it very ornamental. In warmer growing zones, these citrus trees can be planted in the yard and would make the loveliest of privacy screens. Plant one as a focal point in your garden. The Clementine - also known as the Algerian Mandarin - has the wonderful display of bright, fragrant white flowers in the spring.

A great variety for container growing, enjoy the Clementine tree on your deck or in the garden in full sun. You'll need move it indoors to protect the delicate root system away from freezing temperatures during the colder winter months!

Plants in containers will not need much water during their dormant winter indoors. Citrus trees will not tolerate standing water, so please don't overwater.

For lush plants with dark green leaves and plenty of fruit, use a light hand with fertilizers. For plants that aren't holding on to fruit, consider applying organic citrus fertilizer monthly in spring and again in summer during growing season. Feed planted Clementines container plants again right before you take them outside for the summer. Feed in ground planted Clementines once during the dormant season.

Don't forget to extend your harvest with adding other earlier and later Mandarin selections to your collection, like Pixie or Page. That way, you'll be able to enjoy this incredible fruit for up to 10 months out of the year! Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Convenient, Delicious Clementine Mandarin

The Clementine Mandarin has a long-debated history, the story being the several different possible origins of this most unique selection. No one can deny that the current impact of the Clementine in modern marketing has had a tremendous impact on the on the popularity of all Mandarins today.

The Clementine Mandarin story for many years was thought to begin in the late 19th century. It is told that one of several seeds planted by Father Clement Rodier in his orphanage garden in Peres du Saint-Esprit at Misserghin near Oran, Algiers. This resulted in a unique but wonderful variety of Mandarin.

In 1902, the French botanist Louis Charles Trabut, renowned for his work with plants from Algeria and Tunisia, selected a few of the unique seedlings, which at that time he thought to be a cross between the very common Mediterranean Mandarin and a Willow-leafed citrus, Citrus aurantium, a Bitter or Sour Orange variety. Talbut cited his seedling selections as being important Mandarins of Algerian origin. One of Trabut's selections was named Clementine by the Horticultural Society of Algiers, in honor of Father Clement Rodier.

By the mid-20th century, Trabut's suggested cross of Mediterranean Mandarin with Willow Leaf Sour orange were being challenged, as well as the origin of the variety. By 1963, H. Chapot, the distinguished French Citrus Systematist who studied classifications of citrus varieties, had identified the Clementine as being identical to the Canton Mandarins widely grown in the Guangxi and Guangdong provinces of China. He suggested at the time that the Clementine was most likely of Asian origin.

More recent DNA research has shown the Clementine to be a cross of the Mediterranean willowleaf Mandarin (Citrus x deliciosa) and some unknown sweet orange variety (Citrus x sinensis).

Introduced into the United States, it was first brought to Florida in 1909 and then to California in 1914. Immediately recognized for being seedless and early ripening, with the harvest most often beginning in November, the Clementine was quickly embraced by growers.

But the Clementine would prove to have challenges in growing. Farmers would work to overcome these and at the same time the qualities of the Clementine were sought after by hybridizers looking for the seedless and early ripening qualities to include in their crosses. It is the parent variety of many of the most popular modern Mandarin hybrids today.

But the Clementine would prove to have challenges in growing. Farmers would work to overcome these and at the same time the qualities of the Clementine were sought after by hybridizers looking for the seedless and early ripening qualities to include in their crosses. It is the parent variety of many of the most popular modern Mandarin hybrids today.

Due to this influence, Mandarins are fast becoming the most popular of the sweet citrus sold and the most popular of the citrus planted in the home garden.

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Clementine Mandarin Orange Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11 (Patio 4-11)
Growing Zones 9-11 (Patio 4-11)
More Information
Botanical Name Citrus clementina ‘Algerian’ 'Clementine'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Type Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fruiting Time Early

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