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Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' is often confused with:
Diospyros kaki leaves
Native alternative(s) for Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu':
Diospyros virginiana fruit
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Diospyros kaki 'Jiro' Diospyros kaki 'Jiro'
Diospyros kaki leaves
Diospyros kaki 'Hana Gosho' Diospyros kaki 'Hana Gosho'

Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu'

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Description

The Fuyu persimmon bears sweet, medium-sized, non-astringent fruit which ripens in the fall. The fruit also serves as an ornamental feature in the winter. The great fall leaf color is an attraction as well. Tolerates a wide range of soils but prefers deep, moist, slightly acid and well-drained loams on the sandy side. Drought tolerant when established. Fruit set is best in zones 8-10.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#sun#deciduous#fall color#small tree#shade tree#drought tolerant#winter interest#fall interest#year-round interest#fruit tree#sweet fruit#messy#orange fruit#edible fruits#fall fruits#yellow fall color#orange fall color#winter fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Diospyros
    Species:
    kaki
    Family:
    Ebenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Fruits attract birds
    Edibility:
    Produces non-astringent fruit that is sweet, soft and tangy. Firm when ripens. It is a self-fruitful cultivar.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    A medium-sized, square-shaped, faintly 4-sided fruit that ripens in late fall with a deep-orange skin and a light orange flesh.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Female flowers are slightly fragrant, borne singly with four whitish petals that are about half an inch long. Male flowers are pink-toned appearing in clusters of three. They may or may not be on the same tree. It doesn't need pollination to set seedless fruit.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are glossy green and 4-5 inches long which turn yellow to orange in fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Lenticels:
    Conspicuous
    Stem Description:
    Dark rich brown with large lenticels.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Messy