2-2.5ft Japanese Persimmon Tree | 5L Pot | Diospyros Kaki
Persimmon Tree - 5L Pot
Persimmon trees are among the oldest cultivated plants, going back 2000 years, but was only introduced to Europe in the 1780s. Originating from temperate regions in China and Japan, the tree is well suited to the British climate. Will produce countless apple-sized fruits when mature and will be a haven for birds. The fruit needs to be be left to ripen or otherwise will be very astringent. Flowers are unremarkable, but autumn colour is very good indeed, as good as many maples.
- Comes in a: 5L Pot
- Height on arrival: 60-80cm (2-2.5ft)
- Foliage Colour: Green
- Approx. Growth Height and Spread: 10m x 8m
- Harvesting Period: Late summer
- Growing Habit: Bushy
- Uses: Eat fresh/cooking
- Hardiness: Fully Hardy
- Exposure: Sheltered
- Self pollinating: Yes
- Rate of Growth: Slow growing
- Scented: No
- Position: Full Sun
- Soil: Loam, clay, sand, chalk
- Pollination Group: Self pollinating
The pollination groups are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, according to flowering time. Best results will be obtained if one variety is planted near another apple tree of the same group. In the UK, because of our longer spring, you can also choose a partner from a group on either side (so an ideal pollination partner for group 3 would be one in group 2, 3 or 4).
We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.
All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.
Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
- Planting Distance: 5m - 10m with 4.5m between rows
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.
Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.
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|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Time To Crop||2 Years|
|Supplied As||4L-5L Pot|
|Shop By Category||Fruit Trees|