Diospyros virginiana / American Persimmon
A beautiful tree with delicious fruit, American persimmon is a slender tree ideal for smaller home landscapes and permaculture orchards. It develops a dark checkered bark over time that resembles snakeskin.
The fruits are nectar-sweet when ripe and soft, and are also prized by wildlife including many mammals and several songbirds. Host for the ephemeral Luna Moth.
Height: 30′ – 60′ Blooms: May Fruit: October – November
Habitat: Well-drained to poorly drained soil, sun to part shade