DIOSPYROS kaki

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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Oval, glossy, dark-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    7m (22ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds

DIOSPYROS kaki

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Small £27.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Large £45.00 each 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Male and female flowers are produced, usually, on separate plants(plants supplied unsexed)
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    Under glass, mealy bugs, scale and leaf rollers.
    Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Small, bell-shaped flowers to 1.5cm (½in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Loamy
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7m (22ft)
 

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