Japanese Persimmon (Diospyros kaki 'Sheng') in the Persimmons Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 25 ft
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Sheng persimmon flowers

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Posted by Horseshoe (Efland, NC - Zone 7a) on Nov 10, 2011 8:27 AM

One of the best Oriental persimmons available. Mine produced several fruit on Year 3, nearly 50 fruit on Year 4, close to 300 fruit in following years.
Branches of Sheng can be somewhat weak and when loaded with fruit will easily break in heavy winds; planting them near a windbreak will benefit them from losing branches.

Sheng persimmon is one of the non-astringent varieties and can be eaten out of hand once the fruit is soft, no need to wait for a frost as with wild persimmons.

Grows to 25 ft tall but can be easily trimmed to maintain a more compact tree.

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That is some beautiful fruit by gardengus Nov 11, 2011 4:19 AM 9

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