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Prettiest Plants on the Nursery: Coral Magic Crape Myrtle & Ichi Ki Kei Jiro Persimmon

Good Morning! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! In this series of posts, we'll be highlighting the best-looking plants on our nursery each week. We'll provide you with information about each plant and a nice picture of it, too. This week, we'll be taking a look at the Coral Magic Crape Myrtle and the Ichi Ki Kei Jiro Persimmon. 

Coral Magic Crape Myrtle

The Coral Magic Crape Myrtle is the perfect tree for your yard if you are looking for a small but vibrant myrtle. Coral Magic grows only 6-10 feet high and wide. Because of this, it fits nicely in smaller yard areas. Despite its small size, this crape myrtle will "wow" with its bundles of vibrant coral-pink flowers. Before the tree blooms, new red foliage emerges. By summer, it turns to dark green. Coral Magic is hardy in Zones 6-9 and should be planted in full sun with well-drained soil. It is mildew and leaf spot resistant.


Coral Magic Crape Myrtles in a #3 Pot ($34.95) are just beginning to bloom for the spring, and have lots of branching. Once they are in full bloom, these crape myrtles add a gorgeous pop of color to their environment. Order them now to catch the full beauty of the blooms! To see the product page for this item, click here.


Ichi Ki Kei Jiro Persimmon

The Ichi Ki Kei Jiro is the hardiest of all Asian persimmons. Nicknamed “Itchy,” this bountiful bearer features seedless, pucker-free fruit that is never sour — it’s sweet even when picked firm like an apple! It starts producing medium to large orange fruit in 2-3 years. At maturity, the Ichi Ki Kei Jiro reaches a height and width of 8-10 feet and is considered a dwarf. This non-astringent persimmon ripens in September or October and is self-pollinating. We graft the Ichi Ki Kei Jiro persimmon onto native American persimmon root stock. The Itchy persimmon grows well in USDA zones 6-9.

The Ichi Ki Kei Jiro Persimmon in a #1 pot ($34.95) is very tall, and already has blooms on it. This non-astringent persimmon is best when eaten while the fruit is still firm, like an apple. The Itchy persimmon is considered to be self-pollinating, but will produce better when planted in multiples. To see the product page for this item, click here.

April 24, 2017
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