Oriental Persimmons in zone 6? Help?
I have just planted a Giant Fuyu persimmon, mounded soil around the graft, and wrapped it with blankets and corrugated cardboard just in case the temperature drops too far down. I am in NE Ohio, Z6; although, I remember this area being listed as zone 5 years ago.
I have read in an Ortho (Citrus and Tropicals?) book that Oriental Persimmons are hardy to 0 F. I wonder if anyone has successfully grown any oriental persimmons where the temperature drops down to single digits. If so, any advice on how take care of these plants?