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Flowers the Fragrance of Grape Soda!

This is an interesting plant from China in which the fruit was used in Chinese medicine. The flowers have the interesting fragrance of grape soda. Flowers are small and yellow, typically arriving in June. The leaves are dark green and glossy and resemble those of a pear tree.

Li Jujube produces loads of candy like fruits at a very early age. The fruits (drupe) resemble a small egg in size and are green as they begin to mature in the fall. If eaten fresh and green they will be very crunchy and sweet like an apple with a bit of a syrupy overtone. As the fruits begin to ripen more, they turn a mahogany color and get sweeter as they age. They can be picked at this stage and allowed to wrinkle and dry after picking and should to be used like you would dates or raisins.

They are super sweet eaten fresh, preserved or dried. The wonderful thing about the fruit is they do not ripen all at the same time and can be harvested over the period of a few weeks. They dependently produce great crops of fruit year after year.

A small ornamental tree, they are great for your edible landscape along the back of your garden or lot. These trees love hot dry areas in full sun. Once established, they are very drought tolerant as well as insect and disease free. Li Jujube is self-fruitful and does not need another variety to be productive (and productive they are!). They can also be trained as low branched barrier plants as they do contain thorns. They make a beautiful stand-alone single specimen tree which will produce fruit dependably as they do not need a partner to make fruit.

It's time to add a Chinese Date to your edible landscape, and Li is the perfect starter plant for you.

  • An unusual fruit that is wildly productive
  • Simple to grow, and best in full sun
  • Beautiful specimen tree

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Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Li Jujube Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ziziphus jujuba 'Li'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 20 - 40 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Soil Type Well- drained
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow-White