Recommended with Japanese Raisin Tree
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
Exotic, rare and hard to find
Hovenia dulcis or Japanese Raisin tree is a lovely deciduous shade tree that is cultivated in Japan for its fruit. Actually you eat the swollen stalks that the fruit grows on. In June the tree is covered with masses of 2-3 inch fragrant, creamy-white flowers growing in clusters. Bees, butterflies and birds love them. In September, when the thickened stalks fall to the ground, they are ripe and will have a sweet, pear-like flavor. Each stalk is small, but the tree produces bountifully. Fruit dries well (and look like raisins) keeps for months! The tree grows in all but constantly or mostly wet sites, but likes a fertile, sandy loam in full to part sun.
|Grafted||No, on its own root system|
|Growing Zone||7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B|
|Mature Height||25-30 FT|
|Mature Width||20-25 FT|
|Sunlight||Part to Full|
Fruitscaping with Japanese Raisin Trees
Japanese Raisin tree will grow to approximately 20-30 feet tall. The trees have beautiful glossy heart shaped leaves. The fast growing trees are very stately with tall rounded crowns when they grow out. With interesting contrasting bark, they are particularly attractive when planted in groups. Clouds of fragrant white flowers in early summer.
Try a Japanese Raisin tree as focal point in your landscape. Put one where you’ll want summer shade and where you can smell the fragrance as you enter the garden. Add a hedge of rosemary for contrast. Tie it all together with a lush ground cover of strawberries for a never-ending cycle of flowers, fruit and fall color.
- Starter Fertilizer: Plant with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.
- Fertilizer to Maintain: Our varieties of Japanese Raisin Trees work great with Espoma Organic Citrus-tone Fertilizer.
We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
Unpacking Your Plants Guide: Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants Guide to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.
We do NOT ship bare root: Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit. It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching: We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until it’s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.