Saijo Oriental Persimmon
Hi, I am interested in buying a Saijo Oriental persimmon. The Stark catalog lists it as self-fertile and hardy to zone 6 (I think I'm zone 6b, in central NJ). I'm really interested in it as an ornamental tree, more than for the fruit, although the fruit would be nice too. I'm wondering if anybody can tell me about this tree. How big does it get for you? Stark says 15-20' tall; is this right, and how wide? Do you think it would get that big in zone 6 (which I guess is its northern-most limit)? What are the spring flowers like? Is the fall foliage beautiful red? Any other thoughts or comments would be most appreciated - and also, is Stark a good source, or are there better ones? Thanks so much!