Genus of more than 450 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, native to tropical and subtropical areas.
Latin name: Diospyros kaki
They require full sun and warm climates and fertile, well-drained soils.
Deciduous tree with green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. It bears yellow-green flowers in summer and orange, edible fruits (persimmons) that remain even after the leaves have fallen, in autumn and winter.