Diospyros kaki 'Hachiya'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||dy-oh-SPY-ros KAH-kee|
|Lore||The flesh of unripe persimmon fruit is soft and astringent due to high concentrations of tannins. Hachiya is the most popular of the astringent persimmons, with large, oblong and conical fruit that is considered the best for cooking. When it is fully ripe, the fruit looses its astringency and becomes sweet and edible. Mature fruit can be picked and frozen, then thawed to finish ripening.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 12 to 16 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous fragrant spring flowers.|
|Design Ideas||During the late autumn and early winter when most leaves have fallen and there is little color in the landscape, there is nothing quite so striking as a persimmon tree, with bright orange fruit hanging like ornaments from its graceful bare branches. Use to anchor a large border, or plant in groups to create an edible screen with multi-season interest.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Edible, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Multi-Season Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Arborvitae (Thuja); Evergreen Clematis (Clematis armandii); Switch Grass (Panicum); Coneflower (Echinacea); 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. Winter chill requirement: 200 hours below 45°F.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10