$15.00 – $30.00
Common Name: American Persimmon
- Habit: Tree
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average, Dry
- Height: 30+’
- Flower: Yellow Green, Apr, May, Jun
- Fruit: Edible orange colored 2″ fruits in fall.
- Fall Color: Yes
- Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
- Larval host for: Luna Moth (Actias luna)
Diospyros virginiana is an upright single-trunked tree with dark green glossy leaves. Does well in part shade, and rich moist soil, where it can grow over 50′ tall. Maintains a shorter, shrubbier profile in open full sun. Small yellow bell-shaped flowers give way to green-colored fruits that slowly turn orange as they ripen in Fall. The fruit has a very astringent flavor that sweetens as they ripen in Fall. Frost is said to improve flavor. Leaves turn yellow to orange in fall.