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Diospyros virginiana 'Morris Burton'

Common Name(s):
Morris Burton common persimmon
Categories:
Edible Plants, Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

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. 

Height:
30-60 ft.
Flower:
The tree is dioecious which male and female flower blooms on different trees. The flower is cream in color and not showy.
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Moist and well-drained soil. It is also adaptable to many varieties of soil.
Form:
Oval, rounded crown.
Edibility:
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.
Width:
15-30 ft.
Leaf:
It features alternate, simple oval-shaped dark green leaves in summer and great red foliage in fall, with serrate leaf margin.
Tags:
cpp, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 3009

Diospyros virginiana 'Morris Burton' Close up of fruit and cross section of fruit
Photo by bruce_crossing, CC-BY-SA-2.0