Diospyros virginiana

Common Persimmon

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow to Medium
Mature Height - 35-65'
Mature Width - 20-35'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Dioecious, white or greenish-white, May-June.
Fruit - Yellowish to pale orange berry ripens after the frost in September/October, lasting into November. The berry is edible, but eating too many fruits together may cause intestinal problems in humans.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellow-green to reddish-purple.
Bark - Thick, dark brownish-grey to almost black on older trees, prominently broken to scaly squarish blocks; handsome and easilly recognizable.
Other Features - Wood often used for golf club heads, billiard cues, flooring and veneer.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers well drained sandy soils, but will tolerate dry soils, pH adaptable, full sun, does well in cities. Transplant balled and burlaped in the spring for best results.
Native Habitat - Conneticuit to Florida, west to Kansas and Texas
Diseases and Insects - Blackish leaf spot; Fall webworm may develop.
Strength -
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Persimmon.
- Other plants of the family Ebenaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Diospyros.
- Other plants of the species Diospyros virginiana.