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JAPANESE PERSIMMON
Diospyros kaki

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, Chico, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA and the National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Although not always the case, male and female flowers are usually borne on separate trees.

Native to China.

Family: Ebenaceae

Additional Common Names

JAPANESE PERSIMMON, KAKI PERSIMMON, ORIENTAL PERSIMMON, SHARON FRUIT

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Red, Gold or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. White, Cream or Yellow. Flowers in Spring.

Orange Berry, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible and Wildlife use it.

Bark Gray Brown, Blocky.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 6 - 9, 14 - 16 and 18 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Container.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Diospyros kaki Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/diospyros-kaki >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.