Japanese Persimmon – Diospyros kaki

$3.50

Bright orange fruit make for an excellent ornamental tree or bonsai.

A common species used in bonsai, the Chinese Persimmon packs a punch with bright orange fruit that lingers in winter well after the leaves are gone. A versatile tree, it can be trained in most upright, slanting and cascading styles.  

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A common species used in bonsai, the Chinese Persimmon packs a punch with bright orange fruit that lingers in winter well after the leaves are gone. A versatile tree, it can be trained in most upright, slanting and cascading styles.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Edible, Fragrant

In the Garden

The Chinese Persimmon is one of the oldest known fruit tree in production dating back over 2000 years, and it’s fruit is often seen as having medicinal qualities. Very similar in shape to an apple tree, it makes a wonderful feature tree that provides good shade and attracts wildlife.

Propagation

Best grown in full sun, this tree has good drought tolerance. It can be grown in all cool and temperate parts of Australia and will grow in most soil types apart from very salty soils. In Australia, fruit will ripen from March until May

Common Name:Japanese Persimmon
Scientific Name:Diospyros kaki
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 5
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Yellow
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Edible, Fragrant
Growing Information

In the Garden

The Chinese Persimmon is one of the oldest known fruit tree in production dating back over 2000 years, and it’s fruit is often seen as having medicinal qualities. Very similar in shape to an apple tree, it makes a wonderful feature tree that provides good shade and attracts wildlife.

Propagation

Best grown in full sun, this tree has good drought tolerance. It can be grown in all cool and temperate parts of Australia and will grow in most soil types apart from very salty soils. In Australia, fruit will ripen from March until May

Product Details
Common Name:Japanese Persimmon
Scientific Name:Diospyros kaki
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 5
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Yellow
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Edible, Fragrant