Texas Persimmon

This item will be released April 1, 2021.

Diospyros Texana
Available April 1st, 2021
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As can be expected from a tree naturally occurring in central and west Texas and into Mexico, this small tree is exceptionally tolerant of extreme heat, low humidity, drought and poor soil conditions. In southeast Texas it also occurs in more humid sandy ridges overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Appearing nothing like the American Persimmon, this species produces silver dollar sized fruits that are jet black inside and out yet are surprisingly delicious even for humans. It starts out as a dense, multi-stemmed shrub with small olive-green leaves, and with size the smooth, exfoliating bark begins to take on attractive silver, grey and white tones. When planted outside of its native range, it will prosper best in hot, exposed, well-drained sites…perfect for sites that would be difficult for most other trees. Being dioecious, male and female individuals are required for fruit production so several of our unsexed plants sited near each other will increase the odds that both sexes are present.
Common Name Texas Persimmon
Scientific Name Diospyros Texana
Wildlife Value Cover, Fruit
Fruiting Requirements Separate males and female plants required
Fruiting Time Late summer to early fall
Size 5G
Height 4-5'

Zones

Vegetation Zone 7-9 Green
USA Zone 7a - 9b
Exposure Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Once Established High

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