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Oriental Raisin Tree Hovenia dulcis

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ho-VEN-ee-uh DUL-sis
Description

This tree casts light shade and has gray to gray-brown bark. It has fragrant flowers in the summertime and fragrant, edible fruit.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#shade tree#fragrant flowers#fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#shade tree#fragrant flowers#fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hovenia
    Species:
    dulcis
    Family:
    Rhamnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    more than 60 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Red, edible seed capsules
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    Gray to gray-brown
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Attracts:
    Bees