The Emperor Mandarin is an attractive, small, evergreen tree with glossy-green leaves and fragrant, creamy-white blossoms, followed by medium to large sized fruit. It’s characteristic puffy, pale orange skin peels easily, has minimal seeds is sweetly flavoured, making it perfect for kids. Mandarin trees are relatively easy to grow. Plant in the ground to create an idyllic, summery Mediterranean style setting, or in a large pot as an ornamental on your patio or courtyard.
Use them in desserts, in fruit salads or marmalades their size makes them a superb healthy, fast-food for people on the go.
- Protect from strong winds especially during flowering or while fruit is forming.
|Growth Width — 3m|
|Growth Height — 5m|
|Flower Colour — White|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
Plant in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Take out the plant from the container and place the plant into the hole so that the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill in the hole firmly and water it well even if the soil is moist. To keep the tree free of grass and weeds, and to retain moisture, remember to mulch well but keep mulch away from the tree trunk to avoid collar rot.
Water regularly during warmer months, when buds appear, it starts flowering or when fruit is forming. Water container specimens every three to four days, and more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk.
Prune in late spring with pruning shears to shape the tree and to remove any dying, low hanging branches or leaves from the tree. Take off any suckers at the base of the trunk and on branches to encourage new growth.