Diospyros kaki 'Hachiya'
|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.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Arborvitae (Thuja); Evergreen Clematis (Clematis armandii); Switch Grass (Panicum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Cedar (Cedrus)|
|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.|
|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.|
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