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Diospyros

Diospyros spp.

Diospyros whyteana IMG 2651 by [1] (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Diospyros Overview

    Large genus containing around 725 deciduous and evergreen shrub and trees originating from mainly tropical climates with a few species ranging into temperate locations. Some species in this genus are favoured for their wood, which is hard and weighty and commonly called ebony. Others are popular for their showy foliage, fruit and waxy, bell-shaped flowers, these are termed persimmon trees after their edible, orange fruits. This genus contains many species and cultivars used as ornamental garden plants.

    Common problems with Diospyros

    How to propagate Diospyros

    Seed

    Seed in autumn.

    Other uses of Diospyros

    Grown for their foliage and fruits.