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Diospyros kaki

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I have a kaki tree which has yellowing leaves, there is a quite a lot of fruit on the branches, it just doesn't appear very healthy.

Planted in clay soil, I've added lime as the ph was low, any suggestions?

thank you????

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Hello estyp

    Could the yellowing on your Persimmon tree be just the beginning of the natural yellow/orange autumnal colouration ?

    We've had some cooler than average nights recently ; perhaps your tree is responding accordingly .

    Apart from that , your photo seems to depict a fairly healthy specimen !

  • EstypEstyp Posts: 3

    Thanks Paul B3,

    Its been like this for a while, I guess from June onwards. Last year it was much fuller, leaves a darker green. So in comparison it's seems less healthy but it could quite natural My thought was is the fruit zapping the trees energy as last year there was less fruit? I will test the soil again and I've read don't over water.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Your fruit theory could be feasible ; they're normally quite amenable trees to cultivation .

    Over-abundance of fruit production can cause plant stress .

    Is your soil fairly free draining ? They don't like wet feet . A pH of around 6.0 to 7.0 is optimal .

  • EstypEstyp Posts: 3

    Thanks, I have checked the ph and its between that range.

    The soil aound the trunk is moist but not wet, however around the base ( the tree is raised with a retaining wall around it) the meter reads wet.... im going to stop any watering and see how it performs.

    Thanks for the advice, most useful.?

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