Japanese persimmon is related to the common American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) but is a much smaller and more handsome tree, with a picturesque rounded crown of foliage. It can grow to about 30 feet when mature. This is an excellent fruit tree for ornamental use and makes an excellent specimen. The tree is a sight to behold when leaves have fallen in autumn, displaying the bright yellow-orange fruits throughout the canopy. Japanese Persimmon develops an attractive red fall color. The 2-4" diameter fruits can be a big mess when they fall from the tree, so it is best to use Japanese persimmon as a specimen tree away from walkways and driveways, with a tall groundcover planted beneath to obscure the fallen fruits.
Similar to common persimmon, its preference is for a moist, well-drained soil in full sun locations. The tree has good drought tolerance. It is, however, better suited to the temperate climate of North Florida (Zones 8-9) than the tropical climate of South Florida (Zone 10). With the colder winters of North Florida, flower and fruit set will be greater and the tree will grow more vigorously.
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