How to grow Hovenia dulcis

Hovenia dulcis grow and care – 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

How to grow Hovenia dulcis

Hovenia dulcis tree

Hovenia dulcis plant care

Growing Hovenia dulcis fruits

Harvest Hovenia dulcis fruits

Hovenia dulcis fruits

Hovenia dulcis


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9