Image of an orange Satsuma mandarin plant with deep green oval leaves, as sold by Urban Bounty.

Mandarin (Dwarf Satsuma) Tree


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Mandarin Satsuma is a seedless Mandarin with thin, easy peel skin. This dwarf variety is compact and ideal for container growing or topiary.  They are more cold hardy than many other Mandarin varieties and early to ripen.  

Urban Bounty Dwarf Satsuma Mandarin trees come in a 3 litre pot.  

About Satsuma Dwarf Mandarin 

Mandarins are one of the five original types of citrus from which all other citrus are derived.  The name is taken from the title of advisors in the Chinese imperial courts.  They traditionally wore orange robes and headpieces with buttons that resemble the fruit.

Satsuma Mandarin is a self-fertile, seedless variety of Mandarin.  The fruit is orange and slightly flattened.  Our dwarf Satsuma are grafted onto Flying Dragon rootstock, and will reach about 2 metres tall.   They are a slow-grower that is perfect for growing in a pot.  Try them in your Mediterranean, Coastal or European style garden.  

Culinary Uses - Dwarf Satsuma Mandarin Tree 

Mandarin taste a little like Oranges, but the segments are smaller and sweeter, with less pith.  Use them as a lunchbox snack, or add the segments to fresh salads instead of Tomato.  We enjoy chicken and cashew salad with leafy greens, Mandarin segments and a homemade vinaigrette. 

Growing Conditions - Dwarf Satsuma Mandarin (Miho Mandarin)

Satsuma Mandarin trees love a sunny, sheltered spot and prefer deep, well-draining soil.  Plant in a hole that is 20 - 30 cm larger than the root ball, adding a little compost and Morganics fertiliser at the same time.  Companion plant with Nasturtium, Lavender, Rosemary, and Chives.  These plants will attract pollinating bees and help ensure a good crop.

You will only need one tree to set fruit, but we recommend planting away from other citrus trees.  (They can form seeds if cross-pollinated with another flowering variety at the same time.)  It can take two - three years for a new tree to set fruit.

Water well during the early stages, during long  dry periods, when flowering and when the fruit is developing.  While they might survive a harsh drought, the flavour and texture of the fruit will suffer.  Mandarins are also 'gross feeders', which means that they need regular fertiliser.  We regularly feed out Mandarin trees with worm tea and Morganics fertiliser.  Occasionally they also need a little citrus fertiliser.  

Mandarins are a sub-tropical plant that do not cope well with frost. 

Climate and seasonal information - Dwarf Satsuma Mandarin

Plant Satsuma Mandarin in autumn and spring.  Citrus is a tropical fruit, best suited to warmer areas of New Zealand.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.