Diospyros rhombifolia -- question

raddog(5)December 21, 2005

Is anyone growing or has anyone grown D.rhombifolia? I purchased some seed that I'm currently stratifying and I want to find out if I can grow these here (zone 5) or what.

Any information you can share will be gratefully received!


- john ferguson, kansas city, jfe_AT_americancentury.com

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

John, Good luck
D. rhombifolia aka "princess persimmon". Is highly prized bonsai tree in japan. You will need a male and a female tree. You'll need to wait 7 years for them to flower before you can tell. The seedling vary in hardiness. I planted root cutting in zone 6 and they grew the next year.
They may not be hardy enough for zone 5. They are grown successfully in zone 7/8 no report on hardiness beyond that.
Fruit size is 1"- 1.5". The shrub doesn't have a singl trunk usually... it sends suckers. Therefore propagation is usually from root cuttings.


    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 2:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Paw Paw hybrids or not?
I've contacted a few nurseries in pursuit of PawPaw....
Ornamentals? Who needs them!
As I see it, the basic problem with edible landscaping...
sunchoke, jerusalem artichoke
hello. i live in michigan. never had sunchoke before,...
Edible small trees that can be used as ornament trees
As stated in the title, I am looking for suggestion...
Looking for American elderberry
I am from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I am looking for...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™