You probably have never seen a Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana 'JN5'), but you might want to put one or two of this native persimmon in your cart today. While the Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon is rather uncommon, it is an uncommonly good choice for both fruit and landscaping.
Your Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon will give you a treeful of conical golden-yellow fruit, about an inch in diameter. Once ripe, pluck one from the tree and taste the rich, sweet flavor with a hint of honey. It is perfect to eat fresh, make into jam, add to a salad, blend into a smoothie, or turn into a pudding.
But remember to leave the fruit on the tree as long as you can because the longer it stays on the branch, the richer and sweeter it will be. Your family and friends will be amazed at the tasty flavor this variety produces.
The Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon is self-fertile, but it does better when you plant it with a partner. In the spring you will enjoy the creamy white to light yellow bell-shaped blossoms almost as much as the bees. You will even attract night pollinators, like moths, who also love the blooms.
But what really sets the Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon apart is the tree itself. It is a small variety that grows in a column. And the branches, drooping down, with rich green leaves that will turn bright yellow and orange in the fall. It grows rapidly, so it won't be long before you can enjoy the exotic fruit.
Don't limit yourself to planting this as part of your garden, it makes a great part of your full sun is what your Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon wants, along with rich, well-drained soil. This variety can be thirsty, so give it a good drink from your garden hose each week during its first year, and a little more often if the soil is sandy.
You might want to add 4-6 inches of mulch to enrich the soil, control weeds, and retain moisture.
If you haven't already put a couple of these wonderful fruit trees in your basket, you will definitely add two or three Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon when you learn that the fruit is loaded with lycopene, lutein and a host of vital vitamins. Your neighbors will envy you because of the beautiful tree, the delicious fruit and your great health--all thanks to the Magic Fountain Weeping Persimmon.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Diospyros virginiana 'JN5'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 7 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Orange|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|