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Zizyphus mauritanica

Indian jujube

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Features

  • Height3m to 6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen, white, yellow

Description

Zizyphus mauritanica (Indian jujube). This is a shrub or tree which grows to 6m, with white or rusty-brown tomentose, broadly elliptical, apex rounded leaves growing to 8cm. Globose and acidic fruit grow to 2.5cm.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Cottony jujube, Jujube

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Cultivation

These are frost tender, they grow in an open loamy, well-drained soil in full sun, You can propagate from seed or root cuttings in late winter, or by grafting.

Propagation

From seed or by root cuttings in late winter, or by grafting.

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