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Diospyros Lotus
Chinese Date Plum Tree
Pot size: 8cm   Our online price: £5.90
You can order it as gift wrapped present (+£6.50)

Common name in French:
Common name in German:
Other common names:
Date Plum
Family:
Ebenaceae
Origin:
China

Description:

A relative of the American Persimmon, this tree grows bigger but produces smaller fruits. They are rich tasty, as long as you wait until the first frosts which reduces the astringency in the flesh. It has large glossy leaves and tiny but decorative orange-yellow flowers. A dioecious tree so you may consider to order 2 or 3 plants which gives a great chance to get both sexes.


Plant growing type:
deciduous
Habit:
Size when mature in m:
Main feature (value):
flower and fruit
Spring value:
Summer value:
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Autumn coloration:
Flower colour:
Orange
Fruit colour:
W i n t e r
S p r i n g
S u m m e r
A u t u m n
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Drought tolerance:
Optimum ph:
slightly acidic-neutral (pH 6-7)
Preferred location:
full sun
Where to plant:
Pests and diseases:
Usually pest and disease free
Herbal usage:
Edibility:
fruit is edible
Toxicity to humans:
Optimum growing conditions:
Wide range of soils, full sun (drought tolerant)

Height in cm:
20-25cm
Pot size:
8cm
Age in year:
1
Our online price:
£5.90

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