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Diospyros virginiana 'Morris Burton'

Description

Morris Burton is a native, small to medium-sized tree which is partially self-fertile as it produces some male flowers. Best fruiting occurs with a male and female tree being planted together. The orange-red fruits have excellent flavor and are considered one of the best native persimmons. It can be slow to fruit.

This tree prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil but is adaptable to many varieties of soil including poor, dry ones.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#red#fruit#deciduous#cpp#autumn#autumn colors#edible fruits#pollinator plant#edible garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#red#fruit#deciduous#cpp#autumn#autumn colors#edible fruits#pollinator plant#edible garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Diospyros
    Species:
    virginiana
    Family:
    Ebenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds to it's fruit
    Edibility:
    Fruits can be dried, eaten raw or used in making jams, pies, and ice cream.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    The small to medium-sized orange-red fruit has a sweet flesh and tender skin. It is rated the best tasty common persimmon cultivar. Slow to bear fruits.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    The flower is cream in color and not showy.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green leaves are up to 5" long and 2" wide and have great red foliage in fall.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Black
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Ridges
    Bark Description:
    Thick, gray to black blocky bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Songbirds