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Ziziphus jujuba

Jujube, also known as Chinese date is an excellent small to medium sized tree with shiny green foliage in summer and yellow leaves in fall. The naturally drooping tree is graceful, ornamental and often thorny with branches growing in a zig-zag pattern. Jujube can grow to about 15 to 30 feet high. It makes a great landscape tree with the added benefit of edible fruits. Commonly grown cultivars include ‘Li’ and ‘Lang’. Fruit are round to elongate and mature from green to red, when they have a sweet, crisp flesh somewhat similar to an apple. After maturing to red/reddish brown, the fruits wrinkle and take on the appearance of a date.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained, acid soil, but is adaptable
Hardiness: USDA Zone 4-9
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