Shiranui Mandarin Tree

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The "Topknot" Fruit Sweet Shiranui Mandarin

  • Intensely Sweet Flavor
  • Extraordinarily Popular
  • Aromatic and Satisfying Snack
  • Very Large Mandarin
  • Easy to Peel and Segment
  • Fruit is Bumpy and Homely...But Kinda Cute, Too
  • Excellent Landscape Tree
  • Fragrant, White Flowers
  • Large, Broad-Leaved Evergreen Foliage
  • Tolerates High Heat
  • Silly Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

For a really special treat in your home garden, add one of the hottest Citrus varieties on the market. Grow your own and save a bundle over store-bought.

These are "Internet-famous" Shiranui Mandarin (Citrus reticulata 'Shiranui'). You may have seen these at the pricey, high-end grocery stores.

You know...the funny-looking fruit with the big bump on one end. If you've ever tasted one, you'll know what all the fuss is about.

With an extravagant, rich sweetness, Shiranui is touted as the "foodies favorite" citrus fruit. The sweet flavor actually gets stronger with a short stint in storage.

Shiranui Mandarine are heavyweight-sized fruits that are big enough to share. One piece of fruit could be considered lunch.

Each juicy fruit is easy-peeling and rarely produces seeds. A pronounced "topknot" bump at the top of the fruit makes it memorable, as well.

This was a natural hybrid cross of sweet Satsuma Mandarin and juicy Navel Orange. People around the world have eagerly sought out this variety, which is why you'll hear it called Dekopon, Kinsei and Hallabong.

There is also a brand name here in the United States, but we call it by its horticultural name...Shiranui. Bring out a plate of these homegrown, fresh treats to absolutely thrill even your most discerning guests.

The trees are fun and very showy in the landscape, as well. Rough-textured, tropical-looking leaves are deep green and glossy.

Incredibly fragrant white blooms cover the trees in spring. They'll develop into your fascinating, flavorful harvest of great-tasting Shiranui mandarins.

We're so excited to offer these commercial orchard-grade trees. Just know that we'll run out of our limited inventory in a heartbeat.

Place your order for Shiranui Mandarin today.

How to Use Shiranui Mandarin in the Landscape

Add a single Shiranui Mandarin to your yard as a captivating specimen. We guarantee you'll be back, wanting another one for a larger harvest of these delectable goodies.

If you have the room, add a generous row of them as a terrific garden feature. Style yourself a mini orchard with twenty feet between trees.

Or, study our Garden Blog and YouTube channel for information on high-density planting techniques. Create a solid hedgerow with multiple plants eight feet apart.

Add Dancy and Owari Satsuma varieties for a longer harvest period of fresh fruit. Keep them pruned for size control.

Design your garden around these special fruiting plants. Let it become the focal point, sitting your seating area in its shade.

Try them in containers or grow bags. This solution is perfect for apartment dwellers, or small space gardens.

If you are a plant collector... you'll appreciate space-saving container culture. It will allow you to satiate your "gotta have 'em all" tendencies.

We approve of these tendencies, by the way. Nature Hills staff members are plant fanatics, just like you.

These beautiful broad-leaved evergreen plants have glossy green leaves year-round. Use them as a hard-working privacy screen.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Shiranui Mandarin full sun. It needs at minimum six hours of direct sunlight a day; the more the better.

Well-drained soil is also important. If you have soggy soil, raise your planting bed by mounding up extra soil 18 inches high by three feet wide. Plant in that mound to improve drainage.

Next, spread a three-inch layer over the root system. Be sure to pull it six inches away from the trunk for good air circulation.

You'll enjoy the best crop with a medium amount of water given on a regular schedule during fruit development.

Even watering is especially important for container-grown plants. Keep container-grown plants on the dry side in winter.

Prune in late winter to open the interior of the canopy for sunlight and good air circulation. Thin these large fruits to one piece per six inches to allow for full-size mature fruit.

After harvest, consider storing the whole fruit first in the crisper drawer of your fridge to allow the natural fruit sugars to fully develop. We know it's hard...but your patience will be worth the wait!

Get your hands on these ultra-popular Citrus trees. Order your very own Shiranui Mandarin trees ASAP.

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Shiranui Mandarin Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11 (Patio 4-11)
Growing Zones 9-11 (Patio 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus reticulata 'Shiranui'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time December - February
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes