• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing tree; reaches 30 ft. tall, spreading wider.
    Key Feature:
    Multi-Season Interest
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous spring flowers; fruit ripens in late fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:di-OS-pi-ros kak-EYE
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing tree; reaches 30 ft. tall, spreading wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous spring flowers; fruit ripens in late fall.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Companion PlantsEvergreen Clematis (Clematis armandii); Lavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea); Arborvitae (Thuja); Switch Grass (Panicum); Cedar (Cedrus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' is grafted on D. lotus rootstock, which exhibits greater cold hardiness, improved disease resistance, and less propensity for forming suckers.

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