Japanese Raisin

Hovenia dulcis

Japanese Raisin

A fast growing tree that produces small raisin like fruit stalks which can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried. The Raisin Tree is deciduous and can grow to a height of 21m but is more commonly around 9m with a single trunkand a rounded head. They have large, glossy, green, cordate leaves which can be rather limp. The flowers are small but are clustered together in great masses and are cream in colour.
Other Names: oriental raisin tree

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Specifications of Japanese Raisin

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months June, July, August

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Japanese Raisin Reviews & Tips

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Anne Ryan
★★★★★ 7months ago

Birdwood, NSW, Australia

Japanese Raisin

We inherited two very old Japanese Raisin trees on our cattle property, planted over 60yrs ago, fruit prolifically and needs no care whatsoever. We have warm temperate/sub tropical micro climate in mountain west of Wauchope NSW.

★★ 2y ago


Seeds accidentally went through the washing machine in a pocket but then germinated 100% when planted out. Growth rate is fast but they don't seem like hot winds or even hot temperatures. The leaves burn readily in summer here - which makes the tree no...

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★★ 3y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

have 3 planted in my orchard, very small currently, but thought id try them for somthing different.

Noelle Maxwell
8y ago

Byron Myocum , NSW, Australia, Australia

Japanese Raisin

This is a very pretty tree that the sugar gliders love as do the native and regular bees, I would plant this as a shade tree for summer as it loses its leaves for winter , a very pretty shape

★★ 10y ago

KEPERRA, QLD, Australia

Spreading habit, interesting toothed leaves, starting to provide reasonable shade. The trunk also plays host to some lovely leafy lichens. Unfortunately I don't think Brisbane climate suits it very well. Did survive The Gap / Keperra storm in November ...

★★★★ 12y ago

Fairfield, VIC, Australia

I'm ashamed to say that it's still in a pot - filling this form out is a good reminder to plant the little dearie!

★★★★ 12y ago

Kealba, VIC, Australia

planted in the wrong spot - a very dry area/full sun and it didn't survive the back to back 40 degree days, but prior to that was doing ok.

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