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Evergreen with Edible Fruit - Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree

  • Seedless Juicy Fruit
  • Zesty, Sugary-Sweet!
  • Easy to Peel
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Insect and Disease Resistant
  • Container Ready
  • Fragrant White Blooms!
  • Pollinator Friendly
  • Ripens in December
  • Gorgeous, Evergreen Foliage
  • Full Sun
  • The Best Backyard Mandarin

The Owari Satsuma Mandarin is an evergreen tree that produces excellent fruit. It would do well in your yard as a specimen plant, or in a container near a patio.

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.

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

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.

The Owari Satsuma 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.

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.

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!

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.

#ProPlantTips for Care

The Owari Satsuma Mandarin is the hardiest of all the Mandarin trees. It's disease and pest-resistant and cold-tolerant. 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.

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.

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

Hurry, Quantities Are Limited!

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.

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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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100 - 129.99 29.95
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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 1900's, 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 1880's, 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 the 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
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Evergreen
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 years
Fragrant Yes

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