Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.
Hovenia dulcis

Japanese Raisin Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Indulge in the beauty and benefits of the Japanese Raisin Tree. With its unique and ornamental appearance, as well as its potential health benefits, this tree is a must-have for any garden. Order online now for a touch of elegance and wellness at your doorstep.


Growing Zone 7A - 10B
Mature Height 25-30 FT
Mature Width 20-25 FT
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Product Description

Japanese Raisin Tree: Nature’s Sweet Treat

About the Fruit

Embark on a delectable journey with the Japanese Raisin Tree, a hidden gem among fruit connoisseurs. This exotic tree offers a unique fruit that resembles raisins when dried, delivering a natural sweetness that is both rare and delightful. Fresh off the tree, the fruit provides a succulent, chewy texture with a flavor reminiscent of a sweet apple crossed with a pear. It’s perfect for snacking, baking, or even brewing into a healthy tea, making the Japanese Raisin Tree a must-have for any fruit lover’s collection.

What to Know About the Tree

The Japanese Raisin Tree stands as a testament to both beauty and resilience. This deciduous tree boasts a robust constitution, with a striking appearance that includes broad, heart-shaped leaves and a sculptural branching pattern that provides visual interest throughout the year. It is remarkably adaptable and can thrive in a variety of climates, requiring minimal care once established. Its versatility and ornamental qualities make it an exceptional choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Harvest Season

Anticipation for the sweet harvest builds as summer transitions into fall, which is when the Japanese Raisin Tree bears its delightful fruit. The late-season yield extends the bounty of your garden, offering a sweet conclusion to the growing year. The fruits can be enjoyed fresh, dried, or used as a natural sweetener in a myriad of culinary creations, enriching your diet with its unique taste and health benefits.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ where elegance meets edibility, and the Japanese Raisin Tree is at the heart of this vision. With its lush foliage and attractive form, this tree will not only enliven your garden with its aesthetic appeal but will also provide a harvest that captivates the senses. Whether planted as a focal point or integrated with other fruiting companions, the Japanese Raisin Tree will transform your fruitscape™ into a sanctuary of both beauty and taste.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we pride ourselves on delivering excellence. Our trees are shipped 100% in pot, ensuring you receive a healthy, nursery-quality plant. Our superior packaging and easy shipping promise a seamless journey from our family-owned nursery to your garden. Trust in our nationally renowned expertise for a fruitful and satisfying addition to your fruitscape™. Bring the allure of the Japanese Raisin Tree into your life and savor the sweet, natural flavors that only nature can provide.

Cold Hardy0-5°
Container PlantNo
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
Mature Height25-30 FT
Mature Width20-25 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing20-25 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Japanese Raisin Trees

Bring a unique, Asian flair to your garden with our Japanese Raisin Trees. Known as Hovenia dulcis scientifically, these trees are celebrated for their ornamental beauty, striking foliage, and their distinctive, raisin-like fruit that makes for a fascinating conversation starter.

Japanese Raisin Trees are a fabulous choice for anyone looking to add a touch of the extraordinary to their Fruitscaping™ journey. Native to the Far East, these trees are prized for their resilience and adaptability, doing well in a variety of soil types and tolerating a wide temperature range.

The rewards of growing a Japanese Raisin Tree go beyond its strong and attractive growth habit. The unusual “fruit” of this tree is actually a swollen flower stalk that matures to a reddish, raisin-like form. They offer a sweet taste that’s been likened to brown sugar or dried pears. Delicious fresh, they can also be dried or used in jams, creating an interesting spin on your favorite recipes.

Japanese Raisin Trees add year-round visual appeal to any landscape. Their broad, heart-shaped leaves create a lush, green canopy during the growing season, with clusters of small, creamy flowers appearing in the summer. As autumn arrives, the foliage turns a brilliant shade of yellow, offering a striking contrast to the red, raisin-like fruits.

Maintaining your Japanese Raisin Tree involves regular watering, especially in dry conditions, and an annual application of a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to support the tree’s health and growth.

Embark on a remarkable Fruitscaping™ adventure with our Japanese Raisin Trees. The process of nurturing and caring for these unique trees will result in an exciting harvest and an intriguing addition to your garden. Experience the thrill of growing something unique and the pleasure of reaping the fruits of your efforts.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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