American Persimmon

An upright, deciduous tree with dark green glossy leaves. Thrives in partial shade with rich moist soil, where it can grow over 50' tall.  It maintains a shorter, shrubbier profile in open areas with full sun. Small, yellow, bell shaped flowers give way to green colored fruits that turn orange as they ripen. The flavor of the fruit improves after a frost by most accounts. Leaves turn yellow to orange in fall.

Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana
Bloom Color: Yellow, Green
Bloom Time: April
Butterfly Host: Luna Moth (Actias luna)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: Yes
Fruit: Edible orange colored 1-2" fruits in fall.
Habit: Tree
Height: 15-30', 30'+
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: N/A
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Border Woodland, Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs: Average, Moist

Price: $15.00

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