Persimmon Tree

Persimmon Tree

Persimmon Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Diospyros virginiana
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to light shade; prefers moist, well drained soil but tolerates dry soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Pyramidal in youth; slender, oval rounded crown
Height:   30 to 50'
Weight:   20 to 35'
Leaf:   2.5 to 5.5" alternate, simple, dark green leaf; yellow, orange to mauve fall color
Flower/Fruit:   1 to 2" edible, yellowish to orange fruit on female trees in fall
Comments:    Native; deep tap root makes large plants difficult to transplant; fruit attracts birds; butterfly larval plant; flowers attracts bees
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --