Dwarf Brown Select Satsuma Tree (Citrus reticulata subsp. unshiu ‘Brown Select’)

Dwarf Brown Select Satsuma Tree

The petite Citrus Dwarf Brown Select Satsuma Tree (Citrus unshiu ‘Brown Select’) is a Satsuma Mandarin Orange variety with sugary-sweet juicy fruit that’s mostly seedless for easy eating. The medium to larger-sized fruit are firm and can be added to salads, and preserves and are wonderful for healthy sweet treats for kids! Mandarin are easy-to-peel yellow to yellow-orange gems!

The bright green evergreen foliage adds lush color to your pots, porches, and landscapes year-round. You’ll enjoy the contrast of bright white blooms that appear in clusters and emit a heavenly fragrance that will make this tree worthwhile. But soon those blooms become juicy bright orange gems. Typically ripening over the winter months.

Satsuma Trees are hardy outdoors USDA hardiness zones 9-11. These broadleaf evergreens are lovely ornamentals in their own right, and their smaller size makes it easy to add one to any location in the sun! Northern growers can even enjoy these trees by bringing them indoors during the chilly months and using them as gorgeous patio trees throughout the summer.

Planting and Application:

Satsumas in the warm climate landscape can be lovely evergreens in hedges, privacy rows and groups for screening. The evergreen foliage offers year-round cover while the smaller size allows for small-space gardening anywhere on your property. You don’t even have to have a yard to enjoy dwarf citrus! Use on patios and balconies, or plant a pair to highlight your front entry.

Pot up in containers and planters around your seating areas and pools as tropical flowering accents. Mix among other Citrus trees or add to your tropical fruit orchard! Northern growers can enjoy container citrus in a bright sunny window away from drafts in the winter. Incredible as double-duty edible landscaping plants, Satsumas are beautiful edible landscaping plants!

  • Bright Yellow-Orange Easy to Peel Rind
  • Sugar Sweet Firm Juicy Fruit
  • Bright Green Evergreen Foliage
  • Year-Round Greenery & Privacy
  • Fragrant White Flowers

Tips for Care:

Satsuma trees love the full sun and prefer lower moisture once established. Provide a location with fertile very well-drained soil with regular fertility. Prune after flowering if needed, but these smaller dwarf trees rarely need much maintenance. Citrus trees prefer slightly acidic soil for the best results. They prefer to dry out slightly between watering and despise soggy soil. Ensure containers have fast-draining soil mix and good drainage holes.

  • Full Sun
  • Regular Fertilizer & Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Requires Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Pruning & Citrus Info Can Be Found Here
  • October through January Harvest

Dwarf Brown Select Satsuma Trees are super sweet and petite!

Dwarf Brown Select Satsuma Tree (Citrus reticulata subsp. unshiu ‘Brown Select’) Details

Common name Dwarf Brown Select Satsuma Tree
Botanical name Citrus reticulata subsp. unshiu 'Brown Select'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 9-11 (Patio 4-10)
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 6 - 10 ft.
Width 5 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Fruiting
Flower color White