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Chinese persimmon bark. Close-up of the bark of the Chinese persimmon (Diospyros kaki). Bark protects the inner parts of the tree from damage. This tree originated in China and the Far East, but was introduced to Europe in the 18th century. It is grown mainly as an ornamental tree for its dense dark foliage and large red edible fruits.
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