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Diospyros bauxifolia - Plant

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Diospyros is a genus of over 700 species of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and small bushes. The majority are native to the tropics, with only a few species extending into temperate regions.

Common name: persimmon
Color: White to greenish yellow
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 35.00 to 60.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
As with most fruit trees, the soil needs to drain well. You can grow a self-fertile persimmon in a large pot. When planting out dormant, bare-rooted stock in winter, take care with the fragile tap root you ll find if your cultivar is grafted on to Diospyros kaki rootstock. New trees are often slow to establish.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Dry to medium

Temprature: 35° C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

  • Persimmon can be successfully grown on a wide range of soils from light sandy loams to heavy alluvial clays.
  • Preferred soils are light, well-drained sandy loams or loams with a pH6-6.
  • 5 and they don’t have to be particularly fertile and persimmon can also be grown on low phosphorus soils.
  • As with most fruit trees, the soil needs to drain well.
  • You can grow a self-fertile persimmon in a large pot.

Special Feature:
Ornamental landscape tree that produces an edible food crop.
Medicinal use:
  • Cakes are used as medicines like fresh fruit.
  • Apart from the fruit, drinking tea from stems and leaves can help relieve hiccoughs and coughing.
  • Frequently drinking persimmon leaf tea can help lower blood pressure and treat hardening of the arteries.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=h740 http://gardendrum.com/2014/08/07/how-to-grow-and-eat-persimmon/

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