- Flower nameDiospyros lotus
- Scientific nameDiospyros lotus
- Aliasカキ, 柿の木, Persimmon, パーシモン, Kaki Persimmon, Chinese persimmon, kaki
- Place of originChina
- Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Orchard, Field, Bonsai
- Flowering seasonJune
What is Diospyros lotus
Diospyros lotus (scientific name: Diospyros lotus) is a deciduous broad-leaved tree and its fruit. The bark is dark gray. The leaves are slender and elliptic, 6-15 cm long, and grow in alternate clusters. It produces light yellow female flowers and vermilion male flowers around June. The fruit was called the "fruit of the gods" in ancient Greece. The fruit is 1 to 2 cm in diameter. The fruit is pale yellow at first, then turns yellow and ripens to blackish purple. It is used for garden and fruit trees, potted plants, bonsai, flower arrangements, as a base for persimmon trees, for persimmon tannin as a paint, and for the herbal medicine "kunsenshi" (Chinese herb medicine).
Common name: Diospyros lotus (scientific name: Diospyros lotus, Place of origin: China: Mainland to warm temperate zone of Kyushu, bark: gray-Brown, leaf arrangement: alternate, leaf length: 6-15 cm, leaf margin: entire, Monoecious, flowering where female inflorescence: single terminal inflorescences, male inflorescences: cymes, female form: wide bell-shaped, male star: bell-shaped, female color: pale yellow, male Flower: orange, flowers in June, axil, Fruiting period: October - November, fruit color: Orange, uses: garden tree, fruit tree, potted plant, bonsai, flower arrangement, persimmon tree stand, persimmon tannin as a paint; fruit is a crude drug "kunsenshi".