Young Date Plum Tree | Diospyros lotus


Fresh fruits or dried fruits, this is possible with the fruit from the Diospyros lotus. In October/November, the fruits turn blue-black and are ready to be harvested. The taste of the fruits is sweet to slightly tangy.

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Can be planted throughout the year


The Diospyros lotus, also known as the Lotus tree, Date plum, or Diospyros lotus, is also known as the Date plum or Diospyros lotus.


Deciduous and total height

The Lotus tree is a deciduous tree or small shrub that can reach a height of 6 meters without pruning.


Leaf color and leaf shape

The leaf of the Lotus tree is elongated and dark green and can reach a size of 7 cm. In autumn, the leaves turn yellowish.


The trunk

The trunk is gray-brown with shallow, elongated grooves. As the tree ages, deeper and coarser grooves develop, giving the tree a unique appearance.



In June, the lotus tree blooms with green, cup-shaped flowers that have a large flower cup.

Prefer pink flowers? Then the Persimmon tree | Diospyros Kaki is a perfect solution. This tree also has edible sweet fruits, but the male flowers turn pink and the female flowers turn yellow.



After flowering, the fruits appear. These fruits are initially yellow. Then they turn orange. Finally, the fruits turn blue-black in October/November when they are ripe. The taste of the fruits is sweet to slightly tangy. The fruits can be eaten fresh or dried.


Winter hardiness and location

The Diospyros lotus is winter hardy and thrives on almost all soil types. However, young plants can be sensitive to frost. The tree prefers a sunny to semi-shaded location.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

    Blue-Black edible fruits
  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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