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Ziziphus jujuba 'Sihong'

 
Ziziphus jujuba 'Sihong'
jujube; Chinese date
Common name jujube; Chinese date
Family rhamnaceae
Life cycle tree (Z6-9)
Flowers white (spring)
Size 15-30'
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil, not too dry

Small deciduous tree or large shrub with droopy and occasionally spiny branches, typically grown for its fruit, especially in Asia. Its small leaves are glossy green and finely serrated, and turn yellow in fall. Its white to yellowish green flowers, appearing in leaf axils in spring, are small and not showy, but they are fragrant. The inch-long fruit has a large single seed, and matures from green to red, with a crisp taste reminiscent of an apple. When left to further mature, the fruits turn wrinkly reddish brown like a date.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right fence border

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