Fuyu Japanese Persimmon

Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' (Jiro type)

SKU
03608
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.
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Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationdi-OS-pi-ros kak-EYE
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing tree; reaches 30 ft. tall, spreading wider.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous spring flowers; fruit ripens in late fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsEvergreen Clematis (Clematis armandii); Lavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea); Arborvitae (Thuja); Switch Grass (Panicum); Cedar (Cedrus)

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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