|Grid reference||ST 18485 79196|
|Common name||Chinese persimmon|
|Common name||Japanese persimmon|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||6.5M May 2015|
|Girth||49cm May 2015|
This small tree is located on the west side of the Acer Lawn, approximately 5 metres north of the east-west path. It lost its left limb when a branch from the conifer behind fell on it during high winds in July 2015.
In November 2017 the diameter of the fruits was only about 5cm. However, the fruits were underdeveloped and lacked colour, probably due to the relatively cool summer. In previous years it has sometimes produced larger fruits with more red/orange colour.
General tree description
Diospyros kaki can reach a height of up to 12 metres, and has grey-brown scaly bark. Its leaves are medium to dark green, broadly lanceolate, stiff and equally broad as long. In autumn they turn orange, red and purple. Flowering is in summer, and the seeds ripen in November. Trees are typically either male or female, though some produce both types of flowers. Female flowers are creamy yellow and tend to grow singly, while male flowers have a pink tint and tend to appear in threes. The female trees bear 7.5cm diameter roundish fruits with a smooth, shiny, thin shell varying in colour from yellow to red-orange.