The Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu (Seedless Kishu Mandarin) Full Care Guide

The Seedless Kishu Mandarin, otherwise known as the Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu or Blood Orange, Moro Blood Orange, Citrus ‘Moro’, is a rather well known tree plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.

Best known for its average maintenance and moderate growth, this tree will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.

Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Seedless Kishu Mandarin Care Guide. So let’s dive in.

The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your Seedless Kishu Mandarin are the following:

  • Water: The Seedless Kishu Mandarin needs evenly spread moist soil – try to avoid letting the soil dry out.
  • Light: Keep your Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis. 
  • Soil: Make sure to keep the Seedless Kishu Mandarin in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, loam, and clay.

And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Seedless Kishu Mandarin is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.

Citrus kinokuni mukakukishu plants

Scientific / Botanical Aspects

In botanical terms, the Seedless Kishu Mandarin belongs to the Rutaceae family, and the genus Citrus, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu (SIT-rus ki-NO-ku-ni MU-ka-ku-KI-shu).

As with other Citrus’s, the Seedless Kishu Mandarin is an evergreen plant, which means it will be present year round in your garden.

Growing Region

As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Seedless Kishu Mandarin is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.

With this in mind, the Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu will be most used to climate zones that fall between the range of 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2.

Growth and Size


In terms of size and growth, the Seedless Kishu Mandarin is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.


But, how big does the Seedless Kishu Mandarin actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…

The Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu can grow up to 12′ – 15′ (3.6m – 4.5m) in 12′ – 15′ (3.6m – 4.5m) and 12′ – 15′ (3.6m – 4.5m) in 12′ – 15′ (3.6m – 4.5m). 

Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful pyramidal shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.


In terms of watering, the Seedless Kishu Mandarin is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.

This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat irregular watering needs.

Specifically, most experts agree that the Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu needs evenly spread moist soil – try to avoid letting the soil dry out.

Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water. 

Citrus kinokuni mukakukishu care


As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Seedless Kishu Mandarin in soil with moist but well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive. 

But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Seedless Kishu Mandarin then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Seedless Kishu Mandarin needs or does not need water, every time.

Soil Mix

The Seedless Kishu Mandarin’s ideal soil potting mix is made out of sand, loam, and clay.

In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to acid soil.

Light and Exposure

In terms of light & exposure, the Seedless Kishu Mandarin requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions. 

Most experts agree that this tree will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.

Specifically, we recommend that you place your Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu in 


Being an evergreen plant, the Seedless Kishu Mandarin will be present year round in your garden.

But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (early, mid, late), the summer (early, mid, late), the fall, and during the winter.


In particular, this tree is well known for its fragrant around the plant enthusiast community.

The Seedless Kishu Mandarin produces some beautiful white flowers around this time of year.


The leaves from the Seedless Kishu Mandarin have a beautiful green color during most of the year.

Citrus kinokuni mukakukishu fruits


How should you then organize your garden to include your new Seedless Kishu Mandarin? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.

Most Citrus Kinokuni Mukakukishu owners agree that this tree will look great in most asian/zen and mediterranean gardens of all types. 

Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, and in mediterranean garden styles. 

In particular, the Seedless Kishu Mandarin’s best location within your garden is in patio and containers, others use it for landscaping in a container, or a specimen.


And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Seedless Kishu Mandarin to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!

Martin Duran

Hey y'all! My name is Martin Duran and I am from Cali, Colombia. Since 2018 I have been learning about plants and how to take care of them. Here's is my journey... “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

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