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Item #9044. Ships 6 - 12" tall in a 4" Pot.


A tasty, easy-to-peel snack. Delight in the perfumed blossoms and delicious tangerines produced by this tree. May bloom again while fruit still remains on the tree, allowing for different harvest intervals. Heat-tolerant. Fruit takes up to 18 months to ripen. Harvest in winter and spring. Self-pollinating.

  • Mature size can be kept smaller by pruning.
  • If you live in a cooler climate, plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Easy-peel Skin; Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 9 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 9 - 10
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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 compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

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!

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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

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
While I am in zone 7b, I have a greenhouse that does not go below freezing. I intend to pot the tree and enjoy the fruit. I currently have a Meyer Lemon and can not use all the fruit; I do not expect the same problem with manderins!
Elizabeth G on Jan 13, 2017
While I am in zone 7b, I have a greenhouse that does not go below freezing. I intend to pot the tree and enjoy the fruit. I currently have a Meyer Lemon and can not use all the fruit; I do not expect the same problem with manderins!
Elizabeth G on Jan 13, 2017
Have grown potted fruit trees before, wanted to try something new
Jeff J on Mar 9, 2016
Have grown potted fruit trees before, wanted to try something new
Jeff J on Mar 9, 2016
How often should I water my tangerine tree? I had one it was growing beautiful leaves i watered it 3 times a week and after 3 months died
I'm getting another one to give it another try
I live in NY
Please help
Carolacs on Mar 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I only water once or twice a week, every two months give it a little less than a tea spoon of citrus fertilizer. Keep in a sunny window, make sure the pot has drain holes so it doesn't get flooded. It can go outside if it stays above 55 degrees F. If the leaves start to wither even a little bit, it needs water.
I live in zone 7A. And I am looking at pot planting this tangerine tree to stay indoors. Do u recommend this?
Michael M on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a great candidate for indoor growing. You can move it outdoors in the summer (gradually exposing it to full sun, of course) and bring it back in when the temperatures drop into the 60s.
Can you grow inside a house during winter?
Robin B on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It has grown quite well inside during the winter and this spring we counted the other day 17 baby tangerines starting to grow. It does very well in a sunny window but we take ours outside once the chance for frost is over! The plants we have gotten from Stark are by far the best ones yet!
Why do you state 'Tangerine?' What kind/variety????
Ray M on Jan 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's complicated. The variety is Cleopatra mandarin. Tangerines and mandarins are sometimes mistakenly referred to as the same fruit but tangerines are actually a subgroup of mandarins. Therefore, all tangerines are classified as a type of mandarin orange, but not all mandarin oranges are tangerines. The primary difference between the two species is their skin color; tangerines are darker orange/reddish vs mandarins lighter orange.
I want to plant this outside. Will it grow in a clay soil??
Brenda N on Oct 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would say NO

Customer Reviews

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It was a beautiful plant...
I am rating this four stars because it did amazing - at first, but I want to warn anyone buying it that these are very hard to keep alive in the house unless you are good at gardening in the house. I am finally good at outside gardening, but the only plants I can keep alive inside the house.... so far... are aloe, varieties of cactus, spider plants, poinsettas, and finally.... finally....orchids. So, if you kill mini roses and all kinds of indoor plants, don't buy this until you are good at indoor plants.
May 18, 2016
over 3 years ago
Still growing
No fruit yet plan still growing. Can't wait to see some fruit
May 23, 2016
over 2 years ago
The tree arrived fast and was very healthy looking. I can't wait to taste its fruit. Thank you SB for having such a great selection.
March 27, 2016
over 2 years ago
Doing great so far
I've had it for about 4 months and its still look healthy.
March 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great Plant- Thriving!
I am really impressed with the growth of my tangerine tree. In two years, it has had 5 episodes of new growth. The tree hasn't yet flowered, which I'm a little disappointed in, but that may be because my living room window doesn't get full sun. My plant is in a two gallon pot in my living room window and is fertilized once monthly and is about 2.5 feet high.
February 10, 2017
over 3 years ago
Slow growing plant.
Planted 2 years ago in a pot at a sunny window but no fruits yet. It has grown decently.
June 2, 2016
over 2 years ago
small but growing
seem to be doing good placed in small nursery pots and seem to be doing good
June 11, 2017
1 year ago
Beautiful tree
Beautiful tangerine, tree was 10 inches tall in 2015 now is 3 feet, I hope this year I will collect some tangerine, if not next year for sure . I recommend 100%
I live in zone 6 but with minimal care the tree survive very well
June 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Second year growth
THe growth of my tangerine tree has more than doubled. Looks great. Still no fruit. Maybe next year or the next.
May 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
The Tangerine never took off like my other citrus trees (lemon, dwarf orange, lime)...probably will not try another one.
Terry Kelly
May 18, 2017
over 2 years ago