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Diospyros virginiana

Common Name(s):
Persimmon
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Orange to mauve fall foliage; deep tap root makes large plants difficult to transplant; fruit attracts birds; butterfly larval plant; flowers attract bees

Height:
30-60 ft.
Flower:
1-2 in. edible, yellowish to orange fruit on female trees in fall
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to light shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates dry soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal in youth; slender, oval rounded crown
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil but tolerates dry soil
Fruit:
Yellowish to orange fruit on female trees in fall
Width:
20-35 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
2.5-5.5 in. alternate, simple, dark green leaf; yellow, orange to mauve fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 477

Diospyros virginiana Diospyros virginiana
Katja Schulz, CC BY - 2.0
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Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-NC-2.0
Diospyros virginiana Diospyros virginiana
Mollie Freilicher, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Diospyros virginiana Diospyros virginiana
Mollie Freilicher, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Diospyros virginiana Diospyros virginiana
Malcolm Manners, CC BY - 2.0