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Oriental Persimmon

Diospyros kaki 'Hachiya'

Pronunciation: dy-oh-SPY-ros KAH-kee
SKU #03606
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description A very ornate, small, upright, deciduous tree with a spreading canopy, glossy green foliage, brilliant fall color, and a bounty of non-astringent, sweet, flavorful, bright orange-red fall fruit that remains on bare branches for a stunning winter accent in landscape and garden. Persimmons need summer heat; 'Hachiya' is the best pick for cooler summer areas. A self-pollinating variety.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous fragrant spring flowers.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 12 to 16 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Edible, Multi-Season Interest
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting
STYLE
Landscape Use Espalier, Privacy Screen
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 Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Arborvitae (Thuja); Evergreen Clematis (Clematis armandii); Switch Grass (Panicum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Cedar (Cedrus)
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. Winter chill requirement: 200 hours below 45°F.
HISTORY
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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