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)

SKU: dio_vir_000 Category:
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.

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