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Diospyros virginiana 'Meader'

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

Meader 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 and drought tolerant. It is a self-fertile cultivar and female plant needs a male for pollination.

Height:
25-30 ft.
Flower:
The tree is dioecious which male and female flower blooms on different trees from May to June. The flower is cream in color and not showy.
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full-sun. Well drained, moist soil. It also adapts to various soil types. Drought tolerant.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Irregular
Edibility:
Medium to large sized, showy deep orange fruit in the fall, usually will hang on the tree through into winter. Early ripening.
Width:
15-20 ft.
Leaf:
It features alternate, simple oval-shaped dark green leaves in summer and great red foliage in fall, with serrate leaf margin.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 3008

Diospyros virginiana 'Meader' Fruit and leaves
Photo by Edible Landscaping , CC BY - 2.0