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Drainage for Persimmon

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bobDal starts with ...
Hi. I planted a Fuyu Persimmon last year in Melbourne in September. It grew for a few months but stunned and then died. I think that was due to drainage. I have clay soil and had prepared the soil with compost and made a mound which its height was around 40cm above clay. I planted the tree on top of the mound. Drainage of the soil was good but not excellent like what I did for my Citrus trees. My question is that do you also think it was because of drainage and do we need excellent drainage for Persimmon. Thanks
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bobDal
WANTIRNA SOUTH,3152,VIC
10th July 2021 5:32pm
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sandy31 says...
I have lost close to 7 persimmon trees and mainly due to drainage..
I have Tried it All, what possibly i can do to have drainage right, All other 50+ trees are thriving without eve considering Drainage.
My lesson learnt are
1. Never Plant in Full sun, plant is part sun, Afternoon shade required.
2. Mound Up high like Turkey50cm.
3.No chemical fertilizer, Only nutrition to give is Compost and cow manure as a mulch layer In spring and Autumn.
4. Water Only when Required, Check the base if Damp, no water.

I am going to plant 2 persimmon more in Spring 2021 on west side of property where it will only get Sun till 1Pm in summer in raised garden bed ( 50cm) with AG drainage pipe at bottom.
Finger Cross this shall work

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QUAKERS HILL ,2763,NSW
20th July 2021 4:12pm
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bobDal says...
Thanks Sandy. I had planned to plant my second persimmon tree next to east facing fence which gets sun till 1 pm but decided not to do it because of possums. I will plant in an open spot far from structures and will use shade cloth for protection from afternoon sun for the first year. I will also add more compost to mound to make it higher with better drainage. Hope you succeed this time.
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23rd July 2021 10:24pm
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sandy31 says...
I did Try to protect as well with 70% shade cloth, plant was in raised bed too. no success ..
Good Luck
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26th July 2021 12:51pm
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Marmot1 says...
True, my persimmon nearly died, it suffered a lot from the scorching sun, but with 70% shade, it caught a breath. Hope it recovers in Spring.
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27th July 2021 1:36pm
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David01 says...
Hi bobDal,

If you have too much trouble with Persimmon then I suggest to grow it in pot for a year a 2 before grow it the garden then that should be okay. My persimmon in ground on heavy clay for more than 20 years, no special treatment, get full sun but no problem at all. Cheers.
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