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Imperial Mandarin
Citrus reticulata 'Imperial'
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The Imperial Mandarin is a popular citrus variety that originates in Australia. A large evergreen shrub to small tree that produces fragrant creamy-white flowers followed by medium-sized orange fruit with a fine, smooth, glossy golden-orange skin that tends to look “puffy”. It has a very sweet, orange coloured flesh with several seeds. Since the skin is easy to peel and the flesh is delightfully juicy and strong-scented it’s a favourite with children. They are the first mandarins to be picked each season and are perfect eaten on their own, as a healthy snack, for lunchboxes, or in desserts.

  • Protect from strong winds especially during flowering or while fruit is forming.
Size — 140mm
Colour — White
Growth Height — 4m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — White
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

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.

Watering needs

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.

Pruning Advice

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.

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