Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree

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The Owari Satsuma Mandarin is a gorgeous glossy broadleaf evergreen tree that produces excellent fruit!

Think what it would be like to walk out into your yard and pick a fresh Mandarin orange off your own tree. Imagine that first gush of juice, still warm from the sun's rays, as it flows over your tongue. It would do well in your yard as a specimen plant, or in a container near a patio.

Nothing can compare to that zesty, sugary-sweet flavor. It's an experience like no other, and the Owari Satsuma (Citrus reticulata 'Owari') is the best Mandarin tree to bring that experience to your own backyard.

Owari Satsuma Mandarin has a wonderful display of bright, fragrant white flowers in the spring. The Owari Satsuma Mandarin tree is obviously easy to care for and provides excellent Mandarin Oranges. The succulent, sweet fruit ripens in late December and stores well.

The Owari Satsuma Mandarin is a beautiful broadleaf evergreen plant and the fruit makes it very ornamental! Fantastic edible landscaping trees, any sunny location in your front or backyard, or in containers on your porch or patio, will work perfectly for these smaller trees!

It's not only delicious but also healthy...and even peels easily. You won't find another orange anywhere that is easier to peel or less messy to eat. It's especially great for kids who can manage the orange themselves with no fuss or muss.

How to use the Owari Satsuma Mandarin in the Landscape

The dark green, evergreen foliage fills out its rounded nature well, giving it a vibrant, healthy appearance year-round. Its flowers are a delicate white bloom, and their fragrance will carry easily to the bees and butterflies who will love to stop by for a visit.

In warmer growing zones, these Citrus Trees can be planted in the yard and would make the loveliest of privacy hedges. Keep the limbs intact sweeping the ground for easy picking and lush property division and screening.

Plant one as a focal point in your garden by pruning it into a specimen tree form. A great variety for container growing, enjoy the Owari Satsuma tree on your deck or in the garden in full sun. You'll need to move it indoors to protect the delicate root system from freezing temperatures during the colder winter months!

  • Seedless Juicy Fruit & Easy to Peel
  • Zesty, Sugary-Sweet!
  • Pollinator Friendly Fragrant White Blossoms
  • Gorgeous, Evergreen Foliage
  • Ripens in December
  • Container Ready
  • The Best Backyard Mandarin

#ProPlantTips for Care

The Owari Satsuma Mandarin is the hardiest of all the Mandarin trees. It's disease and pest-resistant and cold-tolerant (for brief periods of chill). It can easily grow in a container if you prefer, and handle any pruning necessary to keep it a preferred shape and size.

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 and ensure their pots have several drainage holes.

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 the growing season.

Feed planted Satsuma Mandarin container plants again right before you take them outside for the summer. Feed Mandarin planted in the ground once again during the dormant season.

  • Full Sun
  • Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Somewhat Cold Tolerant
  • Insect & Disease Resistant
  • Prune Early Spring

You can't do better than an Owari Satsuma Mandarin tree. Plant several today and begin enjoying its exquisite beauty and mouth-watering fruit.

Our trees are always in high demand, and we expect this crop of Citrus Trees to be very popular. Order now before they sell out and enjoy the benefits of growing your own Citrus fruit anywhere in the U.S. Hurry, quantities are limited - So order now at NatureHills.com!

Protecting Container Citrus From Cold

If you're growing these tropical trees in the ground in the lowest of their favored growing zones, they need to be planted in a sheltered spot to avoid the worst of the chill. If a spot like that is unavailable then you are better off planting in a large, deep container.

This Citrus variety naturally grows successfully in marginal Citrus areas (USDA zones 8 to 4). But Citrus trees grown in these zones should be grown in containers and brought indoors before the wintertime.

In cooler growing zones, begin slowly acclimating your tree indoors in the early fall or moving them into a protected location, eventually moving your tree inside in bright indirect sun for the winter if the temperatures in your area ever dip below that 40F range.

In spring, reverse this process and begin acclimating your tree to again be back out in the full sun all summer. This reduces stress and leaf drop.

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Frost Hardy Owari Satsuma Mandarin

The Owari Mandarin has been a favorite for over 700 years. The name comes from the region once called the Owari Province, located in the western half of what now is Aichi Prefecture, Japan. This is where Owari was thought to originate from, although there is some dispute over this being the place of origin. Some believe that Owari came first from somewhere inside China.

It was first exported from the Satsuma Province in Kyushu, Japan to Florida, in 1876, by George Hall. The addition of the name Satsuma, however, came a few years later. The United States Minister to Japan, General Van Valkenberg's wife had trees sent home to the United States under the name Satsuma, named after the region they were raised in.

By the early 1900s, there were reported to be over 1 million Owari Satsuma Mandarin trees imported from Japan and planted along the southern seaboard from Florida to Texas. Due to the hardiness of the Owari Satsuma, it took to these regions well. However, freezes in 1911 and hurricanes in 1915 caused considerable damage to these new orchards. After some adjustments needed in frost management, the reports of the success of the variety spread fast.

As early as the 1880s, Welsh farmers established Mandarin orchards in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas around the town of Penryn in Placer county. These plantings were some of the earliest in California.

With a very cold winter climate, good air drainage off the Sierras provided the perfect frost control and after the devastating losses of pears from Fire Blight in 1964, the growers replaced the struggling pears with the Owari Satsuma's. The region is renowned for its high-quality fruit and is still being farmed successfully today.


Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones Outdoor 8-11; Patio 4-11
Growing Zones Outdoor 8-11; Patio 4-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Size Dwarf
Mature Height 7 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Low Once Established
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Evergreen
Fall Color Evergreen
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes

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