Clementine Mandarin Tree

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About Clementine Mandarin Trees

Sweet, seedless and easy to peel, this Mandarin Orange is a favorite among families! This popular citrus variety is commonly found in grocery stores, enjoyed for its sweet and juicy fruits with distinct Mandarin flavor. Easy to eat and easy to grow!

The Mandarin Orange Tree (Citrus reticulata) is renowned for its captivating beauty and deliciously sweet fruit. It has become one of the most popular choices among citrus enthusiasts, thanks to its numerous desirable qualities.

One of the key reasons for its popularity is the irresistible taste of its fruit. The Mandarin Orange is renowned for its delectably sweet flavor, and almost seedless fruit, making it a favorite among children and adults alike. Thin skinned and easy to peal, each juicy segment bursts with distinctively tangy-sweet notes.

Beyond its delectable taste, the Mandarin Orange Tree is an ornamental treasure. With its glossy, evergreen foliage and fragrant blossoms, it adds a touch of elegance to any garden or landscape. When in bloom, the tree becomes a visual spectacle, showcasing a profusion of delicate white flowers that emit a delightful citrus fragrance, attracting bees and butterflies to your garden.

How to Grow a Clementine Mandarin Tree

The Clementine Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulata ‘Clementine’) Tree thrives in warmer climates and is also compatible with container planting, delighting gardeners everywhere! Simply bring your potted Mandarin tree indoors during the winter months to grow citrus in cooler regions.

Clementine’s do well in sandy soil, but they will adapt to most native soils. Well-draining soil is essential, enriched with organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure to enhance fertility and drainage. Adequate moisture is crucial, with regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

It requires a sunny location, receiving 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily, to ensure robust growth and abundant fruiting. Pruning helps maintain the desired shape, remove dead or crossing branches, and improve airflow.

Applying a balanced citrus fertilizer in early spring and early summer provides the necessary nutrients for vigorous growth and bountiful fruit production.

With these ideal growing conditions, the Clementine Mandarin Orange Tree will flourish, rewarding you with a magnificent display of vibrant foliage, fragrant blossoms, and succulent fruits.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Easy-peel Skin; Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 2 - 11

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11 Outdoors: 8 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This item can be grown in colder climates if it's planted in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. If you're planting it outdoors in the ground, we recommend being within the outdoor zone range.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow citrus trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.


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