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Oriental Persimmon

Diospyros kaki 'Hachiya'

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.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationdy-oh-SPY-ros KAH-kee
LoreThe 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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 12 to 16 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous fragrant spring flowers.
Design IdeasDuring 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsArborvitae (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

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