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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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 - - loamy
Diospyros - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of DIOSPYROS



Commonly known as: Chinese persimmon, Japanese persimmon..
oval glossy green leaves which turn yellow orange and purple in autumn. Female plants bear conical yellow fruits
Small £17.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
Large £45.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock


DIOSPYROS lotus  >

Commonly known as: Date plum.
spreading tree with small red-green flowers and inedible yellow-purple fruits on female plants
£16.00 each
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DIOSPYROS virginiana

DIOSPYROS virginiana  >

Commonly known as: North American persimmon, Possum apple.
an elegant tree with rugged bark and good autumn colour
£16.00 each
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