Orange (Citrus reticulata 'Satsuma') in the Citrus Fruits Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 15 to 20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Sometimes spiny, thorny
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 2 to 4 inches, loose skinned making them easy to peel.
Fruiting Time: Winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Grafting; bud grafted onto seedlings of same or closely related species. Grafted seedlings usually bear fruit 3 to 4 years after planting. Fruit should be left to ripen on the tree before picking.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Master List of 2019 Spring Plant Sales by tx_flower_child Jan 14, 2019 7:16 AM 0
New to Forum, question about potted orange/ lemon and fig trees by Matt133 Sep 12, 2018 8:05 PM 5
Tangerine trees and Canker plus possibly another pest. by voyager Mar 27, 2018 6:32 PM 0
Frost Bags for Protecting Citrus Trees by patmorris1 Feb 5, 2018 5:11 AM 8
Plants surviving the cold thus far by piksihk Jan 31, 2018 1:13 PM 20
Solving this Crinum... by pod Aug 30, 2018 7:04 PM 92
Landscaping ideas for small urban patio by rafahouston Apr 10, 2017 7:09 AM 1
satsuma trees by Lazyme Mar 13, 2017 1:39 PM 3
Mandarin Tree leaves drying/curling & fruit dry and leathery by AshleyD Aug 16, 2017 10:10 PM 42
Satsuma Tree has very LARGE thorns by Dannie Jun 9, 2016 5:03 PM 2

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