Diospyros lotus

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Diospyros lotus
 date-plum, Caucasian persimmon, or lilac persimmon
Habit: tree
Height: 30m
Lifespan: perennial
Origin:  ?
Exposure:  ?
Water:  ?
Features: fruit
USDA Zones: 6-10
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Diospyros Lotus, Linn. Fig. 1272. Round-headed tree, to 40 ft. : lvs. elliptic or oblong, acuminate, pubescent, often glabrous above at length, 3-5 in. long: fls. reddish white, staminate in 3's, with 16 stamens, pistillate solitary: fr. yellow at first, black when fully ripe, globular, ½-¾ in. diam., edible. June. W. Asia to China. A.G. 12:460. Gn.32, p. 68. S.I.F. 1:79. CH

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