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Diospyros kaki/Japanese Persimmon

Diospyros kaki / Diospyros kaki
Tree in heavy fruit silhouetted against a blue autumn sky
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Tree in heavy fruit silhouetted against a blue autumn sky

A young female flower

Very immature flower and foliage

Bright orange colored fruit in late autumn

Flowers ready to be pollinated

A Japanese persimmon silhouetted in front of a Baton Rouge home in late autumn

Fruit nearly ripe

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Scientific Name: Diospyros kaki
Common Name: Japanese Persimmon
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Bountiful crop of large orange fruit present in autumn.