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Owari Satsuma

Owari Satsuma

Owari Satsuma

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Owari Satsuma

The Owari Satsuma Tree is an incredibly cold tolerant orange tree. It is so hardy against the cold that it can withstand brief below-freezing temperatures all the way down to 12 to 15 degrees. Because of this tree's temperature versatility, it can be grown almost anywhere in the U.S. It's not just the hardiness of this tree that makes it a winner, however. The Satsumas themselves are very sweet and delicious, making them a popular choice among orange lovers.

Owari Satsumas are often confused for Clementines, as grocery stores frequently sell them in mesh bags in winter. But Satsumas are actually mandarin oranges. They are easy to peel and virtually seedless, and are therefore a nice alternative to standard oranges. Children love their small size and sweet taste. Satsumas contain a number of vitamins and nutrients, including calcium, zinc, fiber and vitamin C. When you bite into this delicious fruit, you're getting both a sweet treat and a nutritious snack.

The Owari Satsuma Tree is one of the most cold-tolerant orange trees. If you live in one of the Southern states, you can plant it directly into the ground, as your tree won't experience extremely cold temperatures. If the weather does get down to 12 to 15 degrees, throw a frost blanket over it for added warmth. If you live a Northern state or any other with a colder climate, plant your Owari Satsuma tree in a pot or other large container. Bring your tree indoors or in the garage in the winter, and it will make a lovely houseplant. Prune your Satsuma to your desired height, and the tree will still produce fruit.

These trees like to dry out before being watered, so they won't need much extra care. They can be grown in zones 4 through 11 as a patio plant and zones 8 through 11 when planted outdoors. Your tree will grow ten to 12 feet high and ten feet wide without pruning. It prefers full to partial sun and has a good drought tolerance. The bright green leaves on your Owari Satsuma Tree will contrast beautifully against the vibrant orange fruit. The branches of this tree hang nicely, providing the illusion of orange-colored ornaments dangling from Christmas tree branches. Your whole family will love the sweet taste of this fruit, along with its easy-to-peel skin and virtually seedless flesh.

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Perfect for container growing in your area.

You are in Growing Zone 6


Growing Zone 8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Mature Width 10 ft. Mature Height 10-12 ft.
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Drought Tolerance Good
Spacing 6-7 ft.


Growing Zone 8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Mature Width 10 ft. Mature Height 10-12 ft.
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Drought Tolerance Good
Spacing 6-7 ft.

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.


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Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.