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Ziziphus Jujuba - Chinese Date - Height - 125-150cm - 25lt

Ziziphus Jujuba - Chinese Date - Height - 125-150cm - 25lt

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Ziziphus jujuba, commonly known as jujube or Chinese date, is a species of small deciduous tree native to China, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years for its fruit and various medicinal properties. Belonging to the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae), this tree is revered not only for its delicious and nutritious fruit but also for its adaptability to diverse climates and soils.

The jujube tree typically grows up to 5 to 12 meters in height, with shiny green leaves and small, fragrant, yellow flowers that bloom in late spring. The fruit, resembling a small date, ripens in late summer to early autumn, transitioning from green to reddish-brown or mahogany when fully matured. Jujubes are sweet and tangy in taste, with a chewy texture similar to that of dates.

Throughout history, jujubes have held cultural significance in various regions. In traditional Chinese medicine, the fruit and other parts of the tree are believed to possess medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, sedative, and immune-boosting effects. Jujubes are often used to alleviate stress, improve digestion, and promote overall well-being.

Jujubes are a popular ingredient in culinary dishes and beverages. They can be eaten fresh, dried, candied, or cooked into jams, syrups, and desserts. 

Moreover, the jujube tree plays a role in agroforestry systems, as it is drought-tolerant and can thrive in poor soil conditions. Its deep roots help prevent soil erosion.

  • Common Name

    Chinese Date

  • Family

    Rhamnaceae

  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size

    25

  • Height (cm)

    125-150cm

  • Native To

    Southern Asia

  • Flower

    five inconspicuous yellowish-green petals

  • Foliage

    shiny-green, ovate-acute

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

5-12m

Mature Width

5-12m

Shape / habit

upright

Preferred Location

Orientation

South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

alkaline and neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period

Flower

spring

Foliage

all year

Fruit

summer

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    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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