Diospyros lotus is a very elegant, ornamental small tree with a great autumn coloration. Green, tiny bell-shaped flowers are in bloom from mid to late Summer. The Chinese Date Plum produces very sweet tasting fruit (grow to the size of a tomato) that is held onto the branches for a long time. This is an excellent food source for the birds during Winter. Its fragrant flowers appear among the large, leathery, full leaves. It starts to produce fruit from around the age of 6, but it is dioecious, so you may consider to order 2 or 3 plants to get a great chance to have both sexes.
|Flower||Greenish/White - Mid to late Summer|
|Soil type||Loamy, fertile, well-drained|
|Rate of growth||Fast|
|Height and spread||3m x 1m|
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