Citrus reticulata or Citrus Mandarino is a mandarin tree and, like other citruses, is a wonderfully smelling shrub or tree on your patio, only smells even stronger than the other citruses.
The sweet scent of the leaves and the blossom reveal which fruit set will soon appear.
In the spring, the citrus plant can go outside again, do this after there is certainly no chance of frost.
Now the water need may be increased again, but keep it moderate (not overdoing a lot).
Also give liquid fertilizer in the irrigation water to the plant every 3 weeks, from April to the end of September. The mandarin tree will react immediately and new shoots begin to grow.
Grow shoots too long to your liking than the citrus tree prune back in the fall. This way you keep a desired shape and height.
In the winter, let the citrus plant overwinter in a place that is as light as possible. Giving little water, once a month is enough. No more fertilization.
If the citrus tree is warmer in the winter than + 12Â ° C, half a dose of fertilizer can suffice.
Winter hardiness zone 11 (+ 2ºC).