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HOVENIA dulcis

Commonly known as Japanese raisin tree

Handsome polished foliage, the reddish brown flower stalks are edible
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Available autumn 2020 -
Small £18.50 each

Delivery Information Available autumn 2020
  • Deciduous - heart-shaped to oval, toothed, glossy, dark-green leaves 10-20cm (4-8in) long.
  • Brown or black - reddish brown
  • Height - 12m (40ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - upright then spreading tree. Produces cymes 5-7cm (2-3in) across of tiny, greenish-yellow flowers.. followed by black fruit to 5mm (¼in) across.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - after flowering the flower stalks swell, becoming red, fleshy, sweet and edible.
  • Medicinal properties - source of quercetin, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, used in the repair of liver damage from alcohol.
  • Pests & Diseases - coral spot if wood is not ripened fully.
  • Place of origin - eastern and southeastern Asia.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus- rich.
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
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