The vibrant dark-green foliage of Owari Satsuma Trees make a great backdrop to the delicately, beautiful white blooms that emit a desirable fragrance. The Owari Satsuma tangerine tree produces medium-sized, easy to peel fruit that have zesty, sugary-sweet flavor.
The most common of all Satsuma mandarin trees, the Owari Satsuma Tree with botanical name Citrus reticulata ‘Owari’ of the flowering family Rutaceae, first arrived in Florida, United States in 1876. The tree was introduced by George R. Hall. It is an evergreen, drought-tolerant, cold-hardy, disease resistant citrus tree that is best suited to outdoor planting in USDA growing zones 8 through 11. It can tolerate temperatures below 15ºF, although if you live in colder areas or zones 4-11 in Northern regions you can plant Owari Satsuma trees in large pots and move them indoors during extremely cold temperatures or extreme weather.
The Owari Satsuma mandarin trees are vigorous and productive fruit trees that mature to a small size; standard trees reach 6’ to 8’ in height while Dwarf Owari Satsuma mandarin trees reach up to 4’ to 6’ with their width almost comparable to their height. The Owari Satsuma citrus trees have low-spreading, rather droopy, form. Moreover, they are nearly thornless making it easier to harvest the delicious, sweet fruit. Compared to other oranges, these small mandarin trees do not have dense or extensive foliage to generate energy thru photosynthesis to grow any taller.
The vibrant dark-green foliage of Owari Satsuma Trees makes a great backdrop to the delicately, beautiful white blooms that emit a desirable fragrance sure to attract bees and butterflies. Because of its attractive, bush-like appearance, it makes a great specimen plant in your backyard or a potted fruit tree to grace your patio.
The Owari Satsuma tangerine tree produces medium-sized, easy to peel fruits that have zesty, sugary-sweet flavor. They are available from October to December.