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