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Diospyros virginiana

Persimmon Tree

  • »  Orange to Purplish Red fruit ripen in the fall.
  • »  Edible fruit are tasty! Typically used in pies, jellies and icecream!
  • »  Both a male and female tree are needed to produce fruit
  • »  Yellow to purple fall color
  • »  Unique "blocky" bark adds winter interest

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  • Category:Edibles
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Height:30-40 ft
  • Spread:25-30 ft
  • Bloom Color: Green Shades

Strongly growing with a broadly oval shape, this native tree blooms in May with fragrant greenish-white flowers as long, deep green foliage emerges. 1-2" diameter tasty fruit matures in fall with an orange to purplish color. Easy to grow. Fruit is colorful and highly prized. Tree can be used as a specimen. Drought resistant with few insect problems. May need (2) plants to ensure proper pollination.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Diospyros virginiana

Thrives in full sun. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Like all fruit trees, it is best to prune in late winter to remove crossing branches and promote good airflow to encourage fruiting.