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FUYU PERSIMMON
Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu'

Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu'

Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Resistant to oak root fungus. Fruit is hard when eaten, non-astringent.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Ebenaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 35 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic, Medium to Dark Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Prolific, Orange Berry, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.

Bark Dark Brown, Blocky.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

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

USDA Hardiness Zones 7.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Brown Rot, Chlorosis, Crown Rot, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/diospyros-kaki-fuyu >

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