American Persimmon

$16.95

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American Persimmon

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$16.95

American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is a native gem, celebrated for its sweet, honeyed fruits. This tree promises a generous harvest of vibrant orange persimmons, perfect for desserts. Its lush green foliage adds a touch of wilderness to gardens.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-9
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy loam
Water Requirements: Moderate
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 100-200

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 30-60′ tall, 20-35′ wide
Plant Spacing: 20-25′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: Diospyros virginiana

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Dioecious, needs male and female trees
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: Yellowish-green

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 1-2″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet, astringent when unripe
Fruit Color and Appearance Orange, round
Harvest Time: October-November
Yield & Storage: Variable, store in cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 4-9

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Anthracnose: Moderately Susceptible
Cercospora Leaf Spot: Moderately Susceptible
Armillaria Root Rot: Moderately Susceptible
Crown Gall: Moderately Susceptible
Mealybugs: Susceptible
Scale Insects: Susceptible

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green, Glossy
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Lifespan: 50-150 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No

American Persimmon

$16.95

In stock