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Can persimmon trees grow in pots?

Last Updated: 31st March, 2020

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Potting Your Persimmon Tree
Persimmon trees may also be grown in containers and stored in an unheated basement or garage for the winter if they are not cold-hardy to your zone. When planting in a container, the pot you choose needs to be large enough to accommodate the tree's current root system with room to grow.

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Likewise, people ask, where do persimmon trees grow best?

The American persimmon, also known as the common persimmon, is native from Florida to Connecticut, west to Iowa and south to Texas. Persimmon trees can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9. The American persimmon can tolerate temperatures down to -25 F.

do persimmon trees need a lot of water? To achieve optimal growth and quality fruit, regular watering is required. Water your persimmon tree for 10 minutes once or twice a week in the spring and summer. Persimmon trees will withstand short periods of drought. Your climate will dictate whether more or less watering is needed.

Also, what kind of soil do persimmon trees like?

Hardy persimmon trees tolerate various soil conditions, with the exception of extremely salty soils. But planting your persimmon in a fertile, loamy soil helps promote optimal plant growth and fruit production. These trees prefer a neutral soil, with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5.

How long does it take for a persimmon tree to grow?

Oriental persimmons bloom after five years but do not bear fruit until after seven years. Grafted trees bloom within two to three years. American persimmon may take several years to blossom and still not fruit for up to 10 years. Both American and Oriental persimmons have alternate year blooming and fruiting.

Related Question Answers

Nenad Schrader

Professional

Do you need a male and female persimmon tree?

A persimmon tree may be male, female, both or change its sex from one year to the next year. Although many seedless varieties of persimmons are self-fruitful and don't need a tree of the opposite sex for pollination, other persimmons need a tree of the opposite gender for pollination.

Silke Boisa

Professional

Do you need two persimmon trees?

A: Persimmon trees provide the home garden with vivid color in the fall and tasty fruit in the winter. Varieties of the American persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, typically require two trees to produce. If you only have space for one tree there are several alternatives you can consider.

Zahia Durmashkin

Professional

Why are persimmons so expensive?

According to Laivo, persimmon trees are a little more expensive than your average fruit tree because the propagation is expensive. Not only is the tree hard to bud, but the buds don't always take, and sometimes less than 60 percent of the trees survive the digging.

Liberio Barcenas

Explainer

How much sunlight does a persimmon tree need?

Sun Requirements
Like many other fruiting trees and fruit-producing plants, persimmon trees grow best in full sun. However, partial shade may be tolerated, particularly afternoon shade in areas where intense sunlight and heat may cause plants stress.

Yenni Escat

Explainer

How big do persimmon trees get?

American persimmon trees can grow up to 60 feet tall with a 25 to 30 foot spread. Often used in landscapes as an ornamental tree, they do produce edible fruit. The flowers are white to yellow and generally appear in march.

Irimia Agnoli

Pundit

Can dogs eat persimmons?

Persimmons are safe for your dog to eat and are full of vitamins C and A. However, the seeds and pit can cause intestinal blockage leading to various digestive problems. The seeds and pit aren't toxic, and they must be removed if you feed your dog a persimmon.

Xisco Raqscoo

Pundit

How far apart do you plant persimmon trees?

Transplanting containerized plants is usually more successful. Both Asian and American persimmons grow best in well-drained and slightly acidic soil. Locate trees in full sun and space them 20 to 25 feet apart or 12 feet from a structure.

Dmitrii Padua

Pundit

What is the best fertilizer for persimmon trees?

When the need for fertilizer is indicated, use a balanced fertilizer – such as 10-10-10 or 10-20-20. Spread 1 pound of the fertilizer for each inch of trunk diameter under the tree canopy in late winter or early spring when new shoots emerge.

Revaz Recuerda

Pundit

Do persimmon trees lose their leaves in winter?

Persimmons are deciduous trees that lose their leaves each winter and enter a dormant state. New leaves are then followed by flowers in the spring.

Athmane Nadal

Pundit

Are persimmon tree roots invasive?

Roots. The roots of the common persimmon are not a problem, notes University of Florida IFAS Extension, but the tap roots of the Japanese persimmon do pose a problem. They are deep and invasive, which makes them difficult to transplant.

Elis Rothenhofer

Teacher

What kind of fertilizer does a persimmon tree need?

Fertilizer Type
A basic 10-10-10 fertilizer works well for the persimmon tree; if you desire, you could choose an organic type so that less chemicals are added to the soil. Each tree will require a different fertilizer quantity.

Ceu Ukhabin

Teacher

What is the best persimmon tree?

Fuyu persimmon tree – USDA zones 7-10
Bearing non-astringent persimmon fruit, this is — in my opinion — the best persimmon. A Fuyu persimmon tree will grow 15′-20′ tall and equally as wide. It's self-pollinating, so a single tree will produce fruit. The fruit of a Fuyu persimmon tree stays firm when ripe.

Holly Nietsch

Teacher

How do you propagate persimmons?

Propagating them from stem cuttings will give you a clone of the parent tree.
  1. Water the persimmon tree one to two days before taking the stem cutting.
  2. Use sharp pruning shears or a clean sharp knife to cut a 5- to 6-inch stem from the persimmon tree in autumn, before the first frost.

Octaviano Galburusoro

Teacher

How do you take care of a Fuyu persimmon tree?

"Fuyu" persimmons thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 to 10.
  1. Soak the roots of bareroot saplings in a bucket of water, possibly with a capful of growth enhancer added, for several hours before planting them.
  2. Cut one of the trees back to 3 feet.

Stanislava Godden

Reviewer

Why is my persimmon tree leaves turning yellow?

Iron chlorosis causes leaves to turn yellow between the veins. Over time, the yellowing leaves may become brown and fall from the tree. The main cause of this issue is soil with a pH that is too high. Ideally, the soil pH for persimmons should be between 6.5 and 7.5, according to California Rare Fruit Growers.

Dobrin Oruezabal

Reviewer

How do you prune a mature persimmon tree?

The ideal time for pruning persimmon, is in late winter or early in spring. Using a sharp pair of shears, cut out the broken and diseased branches, and then cut them back till you reach the the trunk of the tree. Prune persimmon trees to develop a strong framework of main branches while the tree is young.

Jabier Lash

Reviewer

Can you plant persimmon seeds?

Gathering Seed
Persimmon seeds germinate best when fresh, so gather them in autumn after the fruit begins to soften. Take seed only from fully ripe persimmons with no bird pecks, rotten spots or green skin. You can start the seeds immediately or store them in a cool, dry space until you're ready to use them.

Lyndsay Tsys

Reviewer

Why does persimmon fruit drop?

The reason persimmons fall from the tree before they ripen is the result of parthenocarpy, which a fascinating botanical phenomenon. In certain persimmon varieties, parthenocarpically produced fruit is highly susceptible to dropping from the tree before it matures.

Rachida Embuena

Supporter

What is the season for persimmons?

In Season: Persimmons. In season October through February, persimmons are the golden delicious fruits that hang off the trees after the leaves drop in autumn. Often referred to as "the fruit of the Gods," persimmon trees can reach up to 70 feet in height.