Orange and light blue are one of my favorite color combinations. This is my 4 year old Fuyu persimmon tree wearing its fall colors, in front of a cape plumbago (Plumbago auriculata).
The persimmon had several weeks of brilliant fall color which overlapped with the plumbago’s very long bloom time. The plumbago fills up a back corner of the yard where it doesn’t need pruning, or water, and it’s still in full bloom. Because it’s almost always in full bloom.
The persimmon has been in the ground about 4 years and is finally starting to take off. It even gave me a few persimmons this year. It seems not to mind the heavy clay soil or me neglecting it. Persimmons are truly the easiest fruit trees to grow.
More on plumbagos, easy fruit trees, and fall color
- Designing with fall color (tended.wordpress.com)
- How to grow a pomegranate tree (tended.wordpress.com)
- Plants you can’t kill: cape plumbago (tended.wordpress.com)