|Diospyros kaki is a small, deciduous tree, growing 20 to 30 feet tall at most, usually smaller. It is a low-branching, mop-headed tree often with pendulous outer branches. Foliage is dark green in summer and has good orange to red fall color. It has separate male and female trees, both have small, white flowers, appearing in early summer, male flowers are in clusters of three. The persimmon fruits are yellow-orange, 3 to 4 inches wide, fall ripening. Requires full sun and moist, well-drained soil. It is a good candidate for container planting. Native to China and Japan, many cultivars are available.