Persimmon (Diospyros kaki)
Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) is a plant mainly cultivated for its edible fruits that can grow 8m – 15m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Persimmon (Diospyros kaki).
This plant has several common names including: persimmon, Chinese date plum, Chinese persimmon, Japanese persimmon, kaki, oriental persimmon or Sharon fruit.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 20-50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: persimmon, Chinese date plum, Chinese persimmon, Japanese persimmon, kaki, oriental persimmon, Sharon fruit
Scientific name: Diospyros kaki
Plant type: Fruit Edible, Trees
Height: 8m – 15m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden
Planting type: Low Maintenance, Wall-side Borders
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Persimmon (Diospyros kaki), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) is a plant that grows in loam conditions. It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Diospyros kaki likes to grow in well drained soil.
Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) should be grown in full sun places.