Citrus reticulata

Highest quality, most cold tolerant citrus for Texas. Easy to peel, almost seedless, very sweet mandarin orange. Attractive evergreen foliage; white flowers with wonderful fragrance. Recommended cultivars include ‘Miho’ and ‘Seto’. A new hybrid between satsuma mandarin and the more cold hardy Changsha tangerine, ‘Orange Frost’, is now available (see closeup photo).

Hardiness: Zone 9

Exposure: Full sun

Size: Height — 5 feet tall; width — 5 feet wide

Bloom time: Flowers in spring, fruits ripen in late fall

Care: Outside of south Texas, grow in a 20–gallon container & move indoors when temperature is 25° F or colder