General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 15-30 feet
Plant Spread: 15-25 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 3-4 inch, bright orange
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Other: Female flowers are ceamy white; male flowers are white, tinged pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Fruit
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Common names
  • Japanese Persimmon
  • Sharon Fruit
  • Kaki
  • Oriental Persimmon
  • Persimmon

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Date: 2020-11-06
An astringent, but oddly shaped cultivar.
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: 2019-10-16
Location: Botanical garden of Crete
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, FL
Date: 2019-05-27
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Date: 2017-10-09
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-09-12
Location: On a local fruit and vegetable market, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
Location: Botanical garden of Crete
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: Aarhus Botanical Garden.
Date: August
photo by Stan Shebs
Location: Aarhus Botanical Garden.
Date: August
photo by Stan Shebs

Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánche

photo credit: Wouter Hagens

photo credit: Phil Marin
Photo by robertduval14
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