Common name: Natal Persimmon, Wild Coffee, Tenatane, Bladdernut
Origin: South Africa
Height at maturity: 2 to 4 meters
Exposure: sunny and shade
Plant type: ornamental or hedge tree
Flower color: white
Soil type: any type
Use: garden, pot, hedge, bonsai
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: edible but little appreciated fruits
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This decorative tree is a small African tree from the ebony family. It is perfect for gardens. Its shape is ideal for planting in a hedge, it is dense with lush foliage and it prunes perfectly well. It can be grown in full sun or shade. Note that it grows finer and taller when it is in the shade.
This diospyros resists drought very well. Its flowering occurs in spring and is characterized by small, delicately scented white flowers and attracts birds where it is planted.
Due to its characteristics which make it a subject that supports cutting very well, it is very appreciated by bonsai enthusiasts. It gets in shape easily.
Diospyros whyteana is dioecious, that is to say that it takes a male plant and a female plant for the fruits bearing the seeds to appear.