Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Diospyros kaki - Japanese Persimmon

Diospyros kaki: Diospyros from Greek dios meaning 'divine' and pyros meaning 'wheat', so named for this tree's edible fruit; kaki from the Japanese name for this plant kaki-no-ki.

Upright, often wide-spreading habit

Somewhat large ovate leaves lend a coarse texture.

Small (3/4") white to yellow flowers. The calyx will harden into a brown 'wood rose' as seen on top of the fruit.

Bright orange fruit is the persimmon of commerce. Hachiya variety is pictured.

Exellent yellow-orange-red fall color.

Fruit persists after leaf drop in fall.

Gray bark is furrowed and checkered.

1 comment:

  1. can i use this flower photo in a booklet with reference of Miss Lisa? Thankyou