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Diospyros rhombifolia -- question

Posted by raddog 5b - Kansas City (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 21, 05 at 15:46

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,

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RE: Diospyros rhombifolia -- Answer

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.


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