SelecTree: Tree Detail
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
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.
Additional Common Names
JAPANESE PERSIMMON, KAKI PERSIMMON, ORIENTAL PERSIMMON, SHARON FRUIT
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.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen or Container.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Diospyros kaki Tree Record." 1995-2019. May 26, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/diospyros-kaki >