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Diospyros virginiana 'Prok'

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Description

Prok is a heavy bearing native persimmon tree that is adaptable to the urban environment. This cultivar is recommended for the northern edge of the persimmon growing region as it is hardy and early ripening. It is self-fertile and female trees will produce seedless fruit without a male pollinator. 'Prok' is rated as one of the best tasting American persimmons. 

This tree has a nice form and is suitable for landscape use, has a nice fall color and is a wildlife attractant. It prefers full sun and moist well-drained soil but is adaptable to drought and poor soils.

 

 

 

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#hardy#sun#fruit#deciduous#fall color#wildlife plant#tree#flowering#fruit tree#cpp#native fruit tree#native garden#early ripening#edible fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#fruit#deciduous#fall color#wildlife plant#tree#flowering#fruit tree#cpp#native fruit tree#native garden#early ripening#edible fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Diospyros
    Species:
    virginiana
    Family:
    Ebenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to its fruits. Also deer and other mammals
    Edibility:
    Fruits can be eaten raw, dried or used to make jams, pies and ice cream.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    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
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    2.5-3-inch orange fruits ripen mid-September through fall. Great sweet flavor.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    The flower is cream in color and not showy.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    It features large dark green leaves in summer and great red foliage in fall.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Black
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Ridges
    Bark Description:
    Blocky dark gray to black bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Poor Soil