(Japanese Raisin Tree) An unusual plant native to Eastern Asia, Hovenia dulcis grows to be a very small tree in the UK with oval or heart-shaped green leaves and clusters of creamy yellow flowers in Summer.
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An unusual plant native to Eastern Asia, Hovenia dulcis grows to be a very small tree in the UK with oval or heart-shaped green leaves and clusters of creamy yellow flowers in Summer. These flowers appear on established plants and are followed by edible fruit which look a little like raisins.
Hovenia dulcis is reasonably hardy but is no good for cold exposed gardens as severe cold may knock it back. It will do best in a warm, sheltered position.
- Position: Warm in full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Hovenia dulcis requires a warm position sheltered from cold winds and may suffer from some die back in very cold winters.
- Flowering Period: June - July
- Flower Colour: Yellow.
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
- Habit: Hovenia dulcis grows to be a very small branching tree.
- Height: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) - possibly a little more in warm, sunny areas.
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Special Features
- Fruit - Edible
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