Diospyros cathayensis seed
Diospyros cathayensis ( Cathay Persimmon )
An extremely rare, evergreen , reaching a maximum height of 33 feet with a trunk diameter of 2.6 feet, that is native to south and western . Moderate growing, up to 11 feet in 6 years.
The elliptical leaves, up to 4.5 x 1.4 inches in size, are glossy deep green.
The small, white or pale yellow flowers are borne on cymes during late spring.
The rounded, orangish-yellow berries, up to 1.2 inches wide, ripen during late summer into early autumn.
The stems are brown and tipped in a spine.
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow 3/8″ deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.