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Arctic Frost Tangerine Tree

Citrus reticulata 'gremoy 79'

Bread for cold resistance, this citrus tree is the most reliable for growing outdoors because of its hardiness. Beautiful and it produces delicious tart fruit.

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Arctic Frost Tangerine (Citrus reticulata 'gremoy 79') trees are known for the easy-to-peel tangy citrus fruits. This tree thrives best in growing zones 8-10, making it one of the most cold-hardy citrus trees around. However, it can be outdoor/indoor potted plants in all other climates. These trees prefer well-draining soil, full sun exposure, and are pollinator-friendly.

This tree was created by Dr. Ying Doon Moy, a notable plant breeder in Texas for over 20 years. He created over 150 new varieties of fruits and flowers. He made this tree by combining a winter-hardy traditional Chinese tangerine called 'Changsa' and various satsuma varieties.

NOTE: Does not ship to Arizona (AZ), California (CA), or Texas (TX) due to Phytosanitary rules and regulations.


Hardiness Zone: 8-11
Mature Height: 8 to 12 Feet
Mature Width: 4 to 6 Feet
Classification: Fruit Tree
Sunlight: Full Sun to partial shade
Habit: Upright
Foliage: Green
Flower: White
Fruit: Orange citrus
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established, moderately drought tolerant
Growzone: 8-11 Arctic Frost Tangerine Tree Hardiness Zone 8-11

How to Care for Arctic Frost Tangerine Tree

After purchasing your Arctic Frost Satsuma Tangerine Tree, be sure to read our recommended care instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

How Often Should I Water My Arctic Frost Satsuma Tangerine Tree?

How Often Should I Water My Arctic Frost Satsuma Tangerine Tree?

Arctic Frost Satsuma trees must live in moist soil and prefer a regular watering schedule. They are cold-hardy citrus trees and can withstand cold temperatures, but they must stay moist and well hydrated at all times. When potted, we recommend watering your tree until water runs out of the drainage holes, then you know it has been watered thoroughly. Be sure not to overwater your plant, this could cause root rot disease and damage your tree's growth.

How Much Sunlight Does My Satsuma Tangerine Tree Require?

How Much Sunlight Does My Satsuma Tangerine Tree Require?

When using this tree as an indoor/outdoor plant, place it near a south-facing window that receives an ample amount of sunlight. They can be placed on a patio display when temperatures are warm enough for them to live outdoors. Make sure your tree is getting enough sunlight, these trees love the sun! Arctic Frost trees can tolerate partial sun during the day, but if you want the most fruit out of your tree, be sure to place it in plenty of sun.

What Soil Should I Use for My Arctic Frost Tangerine Tree?

What Soil Should I Use for My Arctic Frost Tangerine Tree?

Arctic Frost Satsuma trees are extremely adaptable when it comes to soil type. They have no particularity to soil pH and are only picky about having well-draining soil. Because this tree is cold-hardy, it can live in cooler soil climates. However, Satsuma trees require soil that drains well to avoid any chance of root rot disease. This can be caused by overwatering your plant. If your tree is planted in a container, water the soil thoroughly, but don't be surprised if you don't have to water it as frequently. If you do not have well-draining soil in your garden, try planting the tree in a raised bed at least 12 to 18 inches about the soil line.

What Type of Fertilizer Should I Use with Satsuma Tangerine?

What Type of Fertilizer Should I Use with Satsuma Tangerine?

We recommend feeding your tree an acidic fertilizer every other month. This feeding schedule will help it retain the proper amount of nutrients without burning them out. When they enter their dormancy period, cut back on fertilizing. If you fertilize them during this period, they could be damaged and not produce much the following season.


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