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About the Dancy Tangerine Tree

A heavy producer of tangy tangerines! The Dancy Tangerine tree, also known as 'Dancy’ or ‘Dancy Mandarin’ is a compact evergreen citrus tree. It is a popular cultivar, which is prized for its juicy and sweet fruit that has a thin, easy-to-peel rind and compact size. Dancy Tangerine is believed to be the result of crossing two mandarins each with some amount of Pomelo in their DNA.

The Dancy Tangerine is well-adapted to warm subtropical climates and can be grown just about anywhere when kept as a patio plant. The tree typically grows to a height of 10-12 feet, with a round or oval-shaped canopy in the ground. The leaves of the Dancy Tangerine tree have attractive glossy, dark green, and oval-shaped leaves. The tree blooms in the late winter or early spring, producing fragrant white flowers.

The fruit of the Dancy Tangerine is small to medium-sized, round or slightly oblate, and has a thin, smooth rind that is bright orange in color. Dancy Tangerines are spicy, with a lower level of acidity than oranges, with a sweeter flavor, that’s not too sour or bitter. The fruit is easy to separate into segments, making it great for snacking!

How to Grow a Dancy Tangerine Tree

The Dancy Tangerine tree is relatively easy to care for and requires full sun exposure, well-draining soil, and regular watering. Dancy is cold hardy down to low temperatures of about 32 degrees, so they are more suitable for cooler locations than some other sensitive citrus varieties.

It can be grown in a large container, just bring it indoors during the cold months and place it near a sunny window. For best results, apply regular applications of fertilizer, particularly during the growing season. Use a citrus-specific fertilizer and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates.

In conclusion, the Dancy Tangerine tree is a popular and easy-to-grow citrus tree that produces delicious and juicy fruit. It is a great addition to any garden or landscape and is enjoyed by many for its sweet flavor and easy-to-peel rind.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Tart
Texture Easy-peel Skin; Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 2 - 11

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 10 - 15' tall x 5 - 8' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 5 - 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

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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