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Diospyros kaki | Pacific Nurseries

Diospyros kaki

Common Name | Persimmon
Popular Plant Non-CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
Non-CA Native
Fruit
Diospyros kaki | Persimmon don’t need ideal soil and they will tolerate damp roots in winter and dry conditions in the summer. Cross-pollination is not usually necessary for the trees to bear fruit. And when the delicious fruit arrives, it’s a brilliant orange color and is mostly pest-free. In the right location, Persimmons can produce so much fruit that branches can break from the weight. Thinning may be required to retain form and support tree health. These beautiful trees bloom late in summer and only require 100 hours of chill time below 45°F. They can also grow quite large and should be planted about 20′ apart. Persimmons are an excellent choice for Bay Area gardens. However, in San Francisco and on the coast they require a sheltered sunny location to produce fruit.

Diospyros kaki

Attributes + Requirements

Deciduous
Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Some Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 20-30′ High
Growth | 20-30′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Yellow
Moderate Water
Full Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Well-Drained
Special Features = Drought Tolerant | Pest Free | Attracts Wildlife | Delicious Fruit
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Diospyros kaki
Sizes Grown | 15 gal

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