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Ziziphus jujuba/Jujube

Ziziphus jujuba / Ziziphus jujuba
Close-up image of the glossy foliage
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Close-up image of the glossy foliage

Overview of a lawn specimen tree

Fruit and foliage in early autumn

Summer fruit hanging on a tree

Close-up image of fruit

Lawn tree in heavy fruit in late summer

Summer fruit

Fruit and foliage

Summer foliage

Late summer as one fruit is nearly ripe

Mature green and ripe brown fruit

Close-up of a single mature fruit hanging from a branch

Fruit can be quite messy when they fall on to a well manicured lawn

Mature, drying fruit hanging on a tree in early winter

Dormant tree in winter

Mature fruit

Drying fruit

Dormant tree in winter

Mature drying fruit

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Scientific Name: Ziziphus jujuba
Common Name: Jujube
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Green, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Although not a well known tree in this country it is a highly prized fruiting tree in China. The oval to rounded tree produces bright green shiny foliage. Trees set very heavy crops of fruit and branches often become pendulous. The fruit dries and looks a lot like dates. This tree can tolerate a broad range of growing conditions from fertile, well drained soil to rather heavy clay soils. Fruit is red and showy until it turns black in late fall. Autumn foliage color can be quite attractive.