How to grow Hovenia dulcis

Hovenia dulcis growing tree of the genus Hovenia also known as Japanese raisin, Hovenia dulcis perennial deciduous plant and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Flower color white the flowers grow on stem.

Hovenia dulcis fruits

Fruit brown sweet dry with seeds connect with little stem, the taste remind carob and date palm

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How to grow Hovenia dulcis growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft in Hovenia dulcis?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some branches fall in the winter, can be invasive

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Prune for design

Size of the plant?
7-30 m, 21-100 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing (until establish can take few years)

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Small white flowers grow on specific stems

Pollination is done by:
Bees, fly

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, birds,

What can be done with big quantities of Hovenia dulcis fruits?
Eaten raw, cakes, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
pick the fruit from the tree and take of the seeds from the fruits

How long does it take to bear fruit?

Scientific name:

Hovenia dulcis

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone