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Diospyros kaki


Order: Ebenales
   Family: Ebenaceae
            Genus: Diospyros
                        Specie: Diospyros kaki

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves turn yellow-orange to red in autumn; summer flowers; edible fruit

Uses: Autumn color Specimen tree Fruit production Espalier

Zones: 8-10

Description: This is the edible oriental persimmon, which while long cultivated in Japan is not known in the wild. It is a deciduous tree capable of growing to 50 ft (15?m) tall, though it is usually considerably smaller. The fruit of seedlings is of variable quality

Growth Habit: Pyramidal habit with spreading branches

Comments: Cultivars available

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