Japanese Raisin Tree Seed Sweet Edible Fruit Frost Hovenia dulcis

Hovenia dulcis

A native of china and Japan, where it prefers rich, moist, well-drained soils in a protected, sunny position. It will tolerate most soil types except wet soils.

A deciduous small, multi-stemmed tree to 10 metres with a spread of 6  metres, its stems are upright and uniform and carry an oval to rounded crown. The leaves are 100 to 175mm long, simple and alternate turning yellow in autumn.

The flowers are white to pale green, fragrant and appear summer, the fruit are brown-red edible drupes and have a strong, sweet fragrance.