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Diospyros texana/Texas Persimmon

Diospyros texana / Diospyros texana
Striking pattern in trunk bark
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Striking pattern in trunk bark


Green fruit in mid summer, turns black in late autumn

A close-up of fruit in late spring

Brown and white bark is spring

Multi-trunked trees are attractive all year in a landscape

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Scientific Name: Diospyros texana
Common Name: Texas Persimmon
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Has pink, brown and white peeling bark. The fragrant, white flowers are followed by small, green fruit that finally turn black. These are eaten by birds and other animals. Humans do not like them because of the large number of small seeds they contain.