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ScottD811 starts with ...
Hi all
I have tried growing one of these before and it just died after dropping all its leaves and never re shot again into spring/summer.
As seen in the picture it’s in a pot and was told to leave it in this pot and either put it in a bigger pot or the ground when it start to shot after winter.
I’d like to know how to care for it from now through winter and back into summer without it dying. I’m in Adelaide north east suburbs if that helps with position of enough sun/water.
Thanks.
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ScottD811
WYNN VALE,5127,SA
22nd April 2019 4:31pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Scott

Persimmon trees are very forgiving creatures but, it can perish if you don't water it for long periods of time , or by overwatering causing it to root rot. Monitor your watering carefully. Less watering during winter. Acclimate first your tree exposing it only to morning sun for a week or two. Afterward when its hardened you can expose it to full sun but not during the height of summertime. Shelter it from afternoon sun during summer. You can plant it in the ground anywhere between winter and spring. If you have a choice situate it in an easterly position to receive morning to noon sun to avoid the harsh Adelaide afternoon sun. If not you can plant anywhere sunny and just shade it from the summer sun when young. Desist the shade after it has matured.
Happy gardening 😎
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Fruitylicious1
TAMWORTH,2340,NSW
23rd April 2019 5:51pm
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ScottD811 says...
Hi Fruitlicious1
Thanks for your information it will be very helpful.
Just another question for care over winter. What is recommended to watering as I know they are dormant. Also when should they get feed?
Thanks
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ScottD811
WYNN VALE,5127,SA
25th April 2019 9:19am
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Scott

Strictly no feed during winter. You can start feeding it with dynamic lifter or blood and bone during spring when it has awaken. Once a week watering will suffice during winter if there's no significant rain.I always feel the soil with my finger to get a real feel of the soil moisture. When Its damp resist irrigating. Water only when it is about to dry but not totally dry
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25th April 2019 6:55pm
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ScottD811 says...
Hi Fruitylicious1
Thanks for the advice I’ll resist in the watering over the winter. I think this was the issue I had last time I had one.
Was thinking of getting an electric soil tester to monitor the moisture and quality of the soil. Would it be a waste of time and money?
Thanks.
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28th April 2019 9:18am
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Scott
I just rely on my experience and common sense but if you want extra security go for it. With regards to my soil. I just mix premium potting mix perlite for extra drainage and coco peat or peat moss and crushed egg shells with a fistful of dynamic lifter thrown in. It works everytime for me. I no longer use pure potting mix because they hold too much water which will cause root rot if watered too frequently and monitored sparingly.
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28th April 2019 11:38am
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ScottD811 says...
Hi
Thanks again for your help great advice again.
I think I’ll be leaving it in the pot it came in and then when it’s the right time plant it in the ground in a suitable location.
I think this is a good idea from the research I have done.
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David01 says...
Hi ScottD811,

Your pot is a bit too small for the size of the plant that is why the soil easy get very dry during the hot/warm day but this should be less problem when the weather is much cooler. If you don't want to change a bigger pot as Fruity suggested then put a saucer underneath of the pot to provide extra water when needed. As the plant will draw the water up when it requires. You just refill the saucer when it is emty. Cheers
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