Botanical name: Citrus reticulata
Common name: 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: Along with the citron and the pomelo, the mandarin is one of the three original citrus fruits from which all other citrus fruits are derived and is the only original citrus fruit classified among the sweet citrus fruits, while the citron and the pomelo are classified among the sour citrus fruits.
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.