Diospyros lotus Diospyros

Diospyros

Description: A very elegant, ornamental small tree with a bushy habit, and conical shape. Oval-shaped, dark green leaves arrive in early spring. In mid to late spring, small greenish-white bell-shaped flowers appear and, if the summer is warm enough, spherical yellow-orange fruits about the size of a walnut develop in late summer to early autumn from female flowers. These fruits darken to a purple shade in October.

Height and Spread (after 20 years): 8m x 4m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: July
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Prefers full sun
  • Autumn colour

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