Mandarin, often referred to as tangerines or satsumas form the largest group of citrus, with a long history originating in Asia. Generally a neat, smaller growing citrus, the trees provides very showy evergreen ornamental foliage. Prolific croppers, the fruits are normally smaller than other citrus, very juicy and full of flavour. They tend to fruit just out of the winter months. They should be planted in the warmest part of the garden protected from frost and wind. Often planted close to the house near windows (for fragrance,flowers and foliage) or on a sunny wall, it is important that they are watered regularly/consistently. Plant in full sun situation, well-drained, organically enriched, slightly acidic soils, they should be mulched to protect the surface feeding root-systems. Citrus does very well planted in free-draining containers and pots.