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Fuyu Japanese Persimmon

Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' (Jiro type)

Pronunciation: di-OS-pi-ros kak-EYE
SKU #03608
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description An outstanding deciduous fruit tree with highly ornamental qualities, on superior Diospyros lotus rootstock. Fall foliage is a brilliant orange-red. Showy, bright orange-scarlet fruit ripens in late fall and remains on the bare stems well into winter. Non-astringent, firm-fleshed fruit is best if given time to soften slightly after harvesting from tree. Self-pollinating, but will produce more fruit with a second tree nearby.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous spring flowers.
Mature Size Moderate growing tree; reaches 30 ft. tall, spreading wider.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Edible, Multi-Season Interest
Growth Rate Moderate
CARE
Care Provide enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh winds. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply a general purpose slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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