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Diospyros digyna, Black Sapota

This is a beautiful plant with shiny foliage presenting a grand appearance to any landscape. Be sure to clear all turf away from beneath the branches to reduce competition with turf. Remove some branches so they will not touch each other. Remove some secondary branches from main branches (especially those toward the end of the main branches) if main branches have included bark. This reduces the likelihood of main branches splitting from the tree later when it has grown to become an important part of the landscape. Locate the tree properly, taking into account the ultimate size since the tree looks best if it is not pruned to control size. The tree can enhance any landscape with its delightful spring flush of foliage and flowers. It can be the centerpiece of your landscape if properly located.

The wood is considered semi-ring porous which means that there is some difference in size between the spring wood pores and the summer wood pores. Pollen causes few if any allergy reactions.

Black Sapota Photos

Black Sapota

Black Sapota Leaves