Japanese Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon, Sharon Fruit, Kaki
Diospyros kaki 'Sheng'

Family: Ebenaceae (eb-en-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Diospyros (dy-oh-SPY-ros) (Info)
Species: kaki (KAH-kee) (Info)
Cultivar: Sheng

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Efland, North Carolina

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On May 27, 2004, Horseshoe from Efland, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

A great low-maintenance fruit tree to grow! The flowers are very attractive and unusual, the leaves are very glossy on top, and the tree itself is seldom bothered by bugs.

Note: Regarding the flowers in pictures above, the flowers grow facing down to the ground. The branch they are growing on is lifted up to show the flowers and you are viewing the underside of the leaves