Diospyros virginiana 'Morris Burton'
- Common Name(s):
- Morris Burton common persimmon
- Edible Plants, Native Plants, Trees
This is a native, small to medium-sized tree with distinctly, thick, gray to black blocky bark. Usually needs to plant one male and one female tree to ensure fruiting.
- 30-60 ft.
- The tree is dioecious which male and female flower blooms on different trees. The flower is cream in color and not showy.
- Full sun. Moist and well-drained soil. It is also adaptable to many varieties of soil.
- Oval, rounded crown.
- The small to medium sized red fruit has a sweet flesh and tender skin. It is rated the best tasty common persimmon cultivar. Slow to bear fruits.
- 15-30 ft.
- It features alternate, simple oval-shaped dark green leaves in summer and great red foliage in fall, with serrate leaf margin.
NCCES plant id: 3009