||Citrus reticulata 'Lee x Nova'
||Superna, Super Nova Mandarin
The Lee x Nova Mandarin is a cross between Lee and Nova mandarins and are in the top five tastiest varieties. Seedless, early ripening and incredibly juicy. Fruit is on the larger size for a mandarin.
The semi-dwarf variety can be pruned to shape and size and grown in a container or in the ground. With fragrant blooms and deep, glossy green leaves this will provide year round interest in your garden or home.
Fragrant, long-blooming citrus trees are perfect for the Northern California garden. Their evergreen nature provides rich green color all year round. Not to mention the abundant and delicious fruit you will harvest.
||Lee x Nova fruit is orange-red, easy to peel, juicy and sweet. One of the top five tastiest mandarins!
||Upright or Bushy, depending on pruning. Moderate grower.
||Container, espalier, ground
||Full Sun (minimum 6 hours, 8+ is preferred).
||Moist, very well-draining soil. Never soggy; make sure not to over-water. Prefers deep, infrequent watering to sporadic light watering.
|Planting and Care Tip:
||All citrus require full sun. Citrus are heavy feeders. Fertilize in late winter before bloom and regularly throughout growing season. Do not fertilize in winter. Prune in early spring, after fear of frost to desired shape. Newly planted should not be pruned for the first 2-3 years, except to remove suckers below the scion graft.
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