Citrus reticulata - Mandarin Emperor

The Citrus reticulata - Mandarin Emperor provides delicious edible fruit medium to large in size, easy to peel, juicy and a great strong flavour, with a few seeds. Fruit ripens late autumn, into early winter. A strong growing tree, with upright growth. Increase the size of the fruit by thinning as it is developing. The fragrant flowers on the Citrus reticulata - Mandarin Emperor are a bonus.


Height: 5 metres.

Width:  3.5  metres.

Growth rate: Moderate.

Form: Rounded

Foliage:  Dark green

Flower:  White, fragrant

Fruit: The fruit is oblate rather than spherical. Mandarin oranges are usually eaten plain or in fruit salads. Specifically reddish-orange mandarin cultivars can be marketed as tangerines, but this is not a botanical classification.
 
Tolerances: The Citrus reticulata - Mandarin Emperor tree is more drought-tolerant than the fruit. The mandarin is tender, and is damaged easily by cold. It can be grown in tropical and subtropical areas.  Tolerates moderate wind.

Landscape use:  Citrus reticulata - Mandarin Emperor is great as a specimen tree.

Care: Citrus trees are gross feeders - that means they need to be fed in July, November and March with a good citrus and fruit tree fertiliser. Give them 125 grams for every year of the tree’s age at each of the applications. But when the tree gets to about 10 years old or older it needs 1 1/4 kg of fertiliser. Spread the fertiliser evenly around the drip zone, water in and the tree will power away.
 

If the Citrus reticulata - Mandarin Emperor fruits are sour there is a simple way to sweeten them. Sprinkle about six handfuls of sulphate of potash around the tree and then water in with two teaspoons of Epsom salts mixed into 10 litres of water.

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Order and delivery details

Our standard prices are as follows. Not all products are available in all sizes and there are some products that are charged at a premium rate.

SMALLER TREES
25cm pots - $45 (minimum order 5)

ADVANCED TREES
33cm pots - $130 (MINIMUM SIZE FOR STANDARDS AND WEEPERS)
45 litre bags - $230
75 litre bags - $330

SUPER ADVANCED TREES
Start From
100 litre bags - $450
150 and 200 litre bags - $550

FIELD GROWN TREES
(orders taken all year, RCB Field Grown Trees are dug and delivered in winter) 3m+ with large developed canopy - $450

Images are provided as a guide only to help identify plants.
Please call (03) 5628 1507 to confirm current stock availabilty,
and current plant size.

Transport to Melbourne: Blerick Tree Farm delivers year round to Melbourne Metro via our own transport. Click here to see delivery costs

Transport Interstate: For Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide, we use a third party plant transport company. Interstate transport is quoted per consignment, based on volume & space.

Transport to these locations will be a minimum of $250.

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Nursery Opening Hours: Friday Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm

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