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Li Jujube

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Original price $29.99 - Original price $69.99
Original price
$29.99 - $69.99
Current price $29.99
SKU D202

Zizyphus jujuba 'Li'

One of the few self-fruitful jujubes available in the US! Li offers medium-sized, gorgeous mahogany brown fruits. The fruits average 1" tall, with a stout, barrel shape and a very mild flavor when fresh. Dried, they are sweet and great for use in teas and preserves.

Jujubes are pretty trees with glossy green leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. Called “Chinese Date”, the fruit is very sweet, reddish brown when ripe, 1-1/2” long with a single seed. These thorny, grafted trees will grow to 20’ or more but can be maintained much smaller. They are very productive and early bearing. The fruit needs hot summers to ripen well. In cooler summers pick it half brown and half green and bring it inside to finish ripening. The myth of Zizyphus is that they are all tender subtropicals, but jujubes are hardy down to zone 6.

USDA Zone: 6-10

Grow Height: 18'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Mostly Self Fertile


Size Options: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Do you think this tree could be espaliered?

    Yes, they can be trellised and usually are in commerical culitvation.

  • Can I grow this tree in zone 5? Other websites indicates this type of tree can grow zone 5-10.

    You can, but you might run into issues in colder years with the fruit actually ripening depending on how hot your summers get.

  • Can this plant cross pollinate?

    Yes, with other jujube varieties.

  • How many fruits does this plant have by itself??

    Your mileage may vary depending on seasonal conditions, but it does fruit on it's own. It fruits more with other jujube varieties to cross pollinate with.

  • Mine is more than 20 feet and flowers densely but rarely fruits with one or 2. Wats wrong with it?? Or is it anything i m missing to care for it?? I live in CA. Any suggestions welcome pls

    Self fertility in plants is almost always partial and varies from region to region. Growing another variety of jujube will increase yields significantly.

  • How big does the semi-dwarf tree get?

    Mature size is roughly 18' tall.

  • Are jujube li trees grafted or not ?

    They are all grafted yes.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Easy to grow

I received the tree in excellent condition. We planted it following Raintree's instructions. The tree has been growing well even during the extremely hot day of this summer in West Texas. I'd definitely recommend Raintree without reservations.

Nora L.
Healed it in raised bed 2 months before planting

Took a long time before we both agreed where to plant. Meantime, it did great laying at an angle in my raised bed. 1.5 months after planting, it's doing great! Much better than a JuJu I bought from another nursery (which died). Raintree has been fantastic so far, and gives me healthy, viable plants. I've made so many orders!

Veena C.

My Li jujube plant look so healthy and growing well. I’m very happy with purchased.

Waiting for my tree

I ordered a Lang and a Li jujube, but only the Lang was delivered. You email server is out, so I will think positive thoughts and continue to wait to hear good news, please send me the Li jujube that I paid for.

Jeffrey B.

Received jujube with one small root on one and two small roots on the other. I have purchased thousands of plants. These are the smallest root systems i have ever observed on new plants. I will give them the personal touch.