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Diospyros virginiana 'Killen'

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

Killen American persimmon is a native tree, often known as common persimmon. It is often found in abandoned places like fields and yards. There are orange valleys between the distinctly blocky bark. Nice red fall color. It is adaptable to urban environment but has fruit litter problems. Cold hardy. Usually needs both male and female tree to ensure fruit production.

Height:
35-60 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. Drought tolerant.
Form:
Irregular
Edibility:
It produces medium-sized, orange fruit with a firm and good flavor. It is usually more astringent than oriental persimmon until it is fully matured.
Width:
20-35 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: 3007

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