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American Persimmon

Zones 4-9

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American Persimmon (Diospyros Virginiana)  is deciduous tree with a rounded oval crown that grows to a height of  35-60’ tall with a spread of 25′-35′ at maturity. Fragrant, white to greenish-yellow flowers bloom in late spring, with the male flowers appearing in clusters and the female flowers appearing solitary. Edible persimmon fruits (1-2” in diameter) mature in fall to an orange to reddish-purple color, and may persist on the tree into winter. Ovate to elliptic leaves (2-6” long) are glossy dark green above, and turn yellowish-green (infrequently reddish purple) in autumn. Persimmon fruit is quite astringent when green, but upon ripening becomes sweet and may be eaten off the tree. Fruits are commonly used in syrups, jellies, ice creams or pies. Ripe fruits are too soft for shipping/sale. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Somewhat wide range of soil tolerance, but prefers moist, sandy soils. Drought tolerant. Promptly remove root suckers unless naturalized effect is desired. Female trees need a male pollinator in order to set fruit. Deer love persimmon!!

It’s recommended to plant 2 or more to ensure pollination.

Prefers full sun/part shade

Zones 4-9

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Weight 0.25 lbs
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