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Diospyros virginiana/Common Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana / Diospyros virginiana
Native persimmon in early autumn
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Native persimmon in early autumn

Seldom seen female persimmon flowers

Mature fruit in late autumn

Female flowers and foliage

Trees in landscape planting


Clump of two female trees

Ripe fruit

A fully ripened fruit

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Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana
Common Name: Common Persimmon
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Only female trees produce fruit that are eaten by birds and other wildlife. A very urban tolerant and drought tolerant tree. Its fruit can create a mess under the female trees.