Rounded tree. Medium to fast growth rate
Adaptable plant tolerant of many soil conditions but not wet soil. Prefers full sun, well-drained soils.
Hovenia dulcis is an effective street or city tree because it has beautiful lustrous dark green foliage. Could be used in planters. The bark is one of Hovenia's finer attributes.
Lustrous dark green in summer. Alternate, simple, broadly, ovate, 4 to 6 inches long. Acuminate apex, cordate to rounded base and coarsely serrate margins.
Buds are small superposed buds with 2 scales.
Flattened ridges and shallow furrows, gray in color with orange-brown inner bark.
Perfect, greenish-white, .33 inches in diameter, borne in many-flowered, 2 to 3 inch diameter cymes, June and July.
Drupe .33 inches in diameter borne on reddish brown, fleshy branches. The fleshy branches are edible. :
Seeds require acid scarification.