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Diospyros maritima, Malaysian Persimmon, Sea Persimmon

Diospyros maritima

Malaysian Persimmon, Sea Persimmon
Family: Ebenaceae
Origin: Malesian
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Medium size tree producing 2-3" size red-orange colored fruit with edible pulp. The plant seems to tolerate brief frosts and grows well in wet conditions or near water. Tolerates alkaline soil. Flowering intermittently year-round; fruiting year-round. A common tree of coastal forests throughout the tropical western Pacific, it is climatically well suited to seasonally dry southern Florida, with its salt-laden air. Although uncommon at present, it has the potential to become an established strand species.

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