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Hovenia dulcis

Japanese Raisin Tree

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Hovenia dulcis – This is the Japanese Raisin Tree. It is a small tree with fantastic bark, this notable attribute becoming better and better as the trunk’s caliper increases. The June/July flowering 2” to 3” cymes are white-infused green, attractive. They remind us of the Epaulette Tree, Pterostyrax. The resulting drupes are gray to brown. The red stems holding the fruits are edible and sweet. Sometimes yellow fall color occurs but when this happens it should be thought of as a bonus. Plant the Japanese Raisin Tree in fertile soil sited in plenty of sun. In the north spring planting is strongly advised. Cutting grown.


30 Ft


20 Ft


Item Description Price  
HOVEDUL Hovenia dulcis (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $40.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Hovenia dulcis

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown