Contorted Jujube Tree

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About the Contorted Jujube Tree

A top choice for edible landscapers!

The Contorted Jujube is an interesting ornamental tree with contorted, twisting branches that bear edible fruits referred to as “Chinese Dates”. Originating from Asia, jujube trees are a beautiful option for suburban landscapes. These productive fruit bearing trees require little maintenance, making it an appealing choice for backyard growers and edible landscapers.

Jujube fruits are reddish-brown when ripe. They can be eaten fresh when firm and crunchy like an apple or dried to a date-like, chewy texture and sweet flavor. Fruit is round in shape like the Li Jujube. These unique fruits are high in vitamins and minerals.

How to Grow the Contorted Jujube Tree

The Contorted Jujube tree is hardy, drought-resistant, and free of any pest and disease issues. Jujube trees prefer warm climates with long, hot summers. With a low-chill requirement, these trees do well in the Southwest region of the United States, including Texas. These adaptable trees are hardy down to minus 20°, extending their popularity to regions with mild climates, such as the mid-west.

They do not mind partial shade but do need well-drained soil. While most jujube varieties are considered self-fertile, plant two varieties for heavier crops.

Plant the Contorted Jujube for a unique and stunning landscape accent that doubles as an edible!

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Bloom Color White, Yellow
Chill Hours 150
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 8.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 10

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 30' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 10
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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