Botanical name: Citrus reticulata
Common name: Ciaculli mandarin
General features: The mandarin is a small tree with a rounded, symmetrical, open foliage. The leaves are lanceolate and bright green. Its white flowers, single or grouped in small inflorescences, are very fragrant. The spherical, slightly flattened fruits ripen on the plant and turn from green to orange as they grow.
Curiosity: The late Ciaculli mandarin, also called marzuddu (ripens in March) owes its name to the district of Palermo, Ciaculli, where it was introduced in the middle of the last century.
Ornamental virtues: Mandarin flowers are characterized by the persistent and delicate scent the plant gives off when it blooms abundantly. These delicate white blossoms give an elegant and graceful bloom, which makes the mandarin plant perfect for the ornamental sector.