DIOSPYROS

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

DIOSPYROS kaki

DIOSPYROS kaki

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 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£45.00 each 
DIOSPYROS lotus

DIOSPYROS lotus

Date plum

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

 
£16.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DIOSPYROS virginiana

DIOSPYROS virginiana

North American persimmon, Possum apple

an elegant tree with rugged bark and good autumn colour

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£17.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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