Ziziphus Guiggiolo (Chinese Date)
|Common Name(s)||:||Chinese Date|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Summer Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Foliage Colour,Small Leaves,Edible Fruit|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree uses||:||Sheltered Sites,Urban Sites|
|Soil Type||:||Well drained soils|
|Soil Type||:||Dry Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Light Sandy Sites,Restricted Spaces|
We were introduced to this variety after our Sales Director saw it on holiday in Southern Spain.
We were introduced to this variety after our Sales Director saw it on his holiday in Southern Spain.
Thought to have been cultivated for its fruit in China some 4000 years ago and still popular today.
Originating from China, where it is grown as a commercial fruiting crop, it makes a small dome shaped tree.
Russet brown dates of about 2-3 centimetres are profusely borne by late summer, but the tree can sucker, so it is unsuitable for paved / hard areas.
Being a desert species it is very tolerant of drought and its thorny stems add to a pleasing architectural effect.
A collector’s item!!
Mature height: 5m