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!

thanks!

- john ferguson, kansas city, jfe_AT_americancentury.com

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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.

Bass

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