Spring 2023 Shipping Season
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April– early May
For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.
Sheng is a flat, quadrant astringent dwarf persimmon tree with excellent firm flesh and a very rich nutty sweet flavor different than many kaki varieties. unique shape fruit. Superb cultivar, very cold hardy. Produces consistently. Ripens early, in September-October. New trees can produce fruit in 2-3 years depending on care and climate. The success of new trees is heavily dependent on the care received during and after planting.
|Height||10' - 15'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||6 - 9|
|Blooms||May - June|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||September - October|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Pollination||Self-fertile, grafted. Each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production|
|Spacing||25' - 40'|
|Pruning||Most persimmon trees require minimal pruning, especially once they’re bearing fruits. Pruning is usually restricted to controlling the tree’s size or removing dead, diseased, and damaged branches. Prune any suckers that develop.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 18 – 36 inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.