Genus includes the commercially important persimmon fruit and the timber ebony of which there are solid black and striped variations.

Genus of 475 species of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs found in forests in tropical, subtropical and warm-temperate regions worldwide.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Or evergreen trees and shrubs.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
    For greenhouse use loam based potting - full light
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for attractive habit and fleshy fruits.
    Pests & Diseases
    Under glass, mealy bugs, scale and leaf rollers.
    Place of origin
    Tropical, sub tropical and warmer temperate zones worldwide.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
Diospyros - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of DIOSPYROS



Chinese persimmon, Japanese persimmon.

oval glossy green leaves which turn yellow orange and purple in autumn. Female plants bear conical yellow fruits

£27.50 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£45.00 each 


Date plum

spreading tree with small red-green flowers and inedible yellow-purple fruits on female plants

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.00 each 
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DIOSPYROS virginiana

DIOSPYROS virginiana

North American persimmon, Possum apple

an elegant tree with rugged bark and good autumn colour

£17.50 each 
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Not available until May 2022 -

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