Common name: Levant persimmon, Date plum
Height at maturity: 10 to 15 meters
Plant type: fruit tree
Flowering: June July
Flower color: yellow
Soil type: normal
Use: garden, isolated, bonsai
Diseases and pests: crown disease, scale insects, fruit fly
Toxicity: edible fruits
Storage of seeds: 3 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Deciduous tree belonging to the Ebenaceae family. The diospyros lotus has the particularity of having a very dark and very hard wood like all the essences of this family. One of the best known representatives of this family is ebony.
Flowers appear in June-July, yellow-green in color, followed by edible orange-yellow fruits as large as tomatoes. The fruit is rich in vitamin C and minerals.
To bear fruit, the persimmon tree needs heat but it will easily resist -20°C.
Essence highly sought after by bonsai enthusiasts for its rapid development, it is also one of the most famous fruit bonsai. The diospyros is a dioecious tree which means that it takes a male plant and a female plant to have viable seeds.