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Evergreen Tree with Edible Fruit

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.

Your Owari Satsuma Mandarin is the hardiest of all the Mandarin trees. It’s disease and pest resistant and cold tolerant. Even though it can reach 12 feet in height, it can easily grow in a container if you prefer, and handle any pruning necessary to keep it a preferred shape and size.

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 tree is obviously easy to care for and provides excellent Mandarin oranges. The succulent, sweet fruit ripens in late December and stores well. 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.

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.

* Seedless Fruit
* Cold Tolerant
* Insect and Disease Resistant


Successful, Frost Hardy 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 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 Nursery
Botanical Name Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Mature Height Dwarf: 7 - 10 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 3 years