American Persimmon

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A wide-ranging tree that is adaptable to a diverse array of habitats, from the baking hot, dry limestone “Hill Country” of central Texas to moist floodplain margins in central Florida, while also enduring the cold winters in the northern extent of its range from Iowa to southern New England. Over time it will produce shoots from the roots, forming a colony of trunks that provide valuable cover for wildlife. The orange fruit which can range up to the size of a small plum, begin ripening in fall and are often retained on the tree after leaf drop well into December in southern latitudes. Note that this species has separate male and female plants, so to ensure fruit production multiple plants of our unsexed saplings should be sited near each other to increase the chances that both sexes will be present.

Diospyros virginiana
Shipped in a 5-gallon rooted container. They're not bare-roots or seedlings.

Shipping Starts January 1st, 2021
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This wide-ranging tree is adaptable to a diverse array of habitats, from the baking hot, dry limestone “Hill Country” of Central Texas to moist floodplain margins in central Florida, while also enduring the cold winters in the northern extent of its range from Iowa to southern New England. Over time, it will produce shoots from the roots, forming a trunk colony that provides valuable cover for wildlife. The orange fruit, which can range up to the size of a small plum, begin ripening in fall and is often retained on the tree after leaf drop well into December in southern latitudes. Note that this species has separate male and female plants, so to ensure fruit production, multiple plants of our unsexed saplings should be sited near each other to increase the chances that both sexes will be present.

To increase each plant's success rate, our plants are shipped in fully-rooted 5-gallon containers rather than bare-root or seedling. You don't have to plant them right away, but can instead wait for the ideal day.
Common Name American Persimmon
Scientific Name Diospyros virginiana
Wildlife Value Cover, Fruit
Fruiting Requirements Separate male and female plants required
Fruiting Time Fall to early winter
Size 5 Gallon Rooted Container
Height 4-5'

Zones

Vegetation Zone 4-9 Green
USDA Zone 4 - 9
Exposure Full Sun to Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Once Established High

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Size

4-5', 5 Gallon Rooted Container