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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 £27.50 each 
November - ready soon
Large £45.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.


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 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

DIOSPYROS virginiana

DIOSPYROS virginiana  >

Commonly known as: North American persimmon, Possum apple.
an elegant tree with rugged bark and good autumn colour
£17.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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