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.

Female plants bear fruit. A female and male tree are recommended for fruiting. Please contact us for more information. As of spring 2021, our persimmons are not yet sexed.

Read more about our native persimmons on our blog.

Height: 30′ – 60′    Blooms: May        Fruit: October – November

Siting: Average to moist soil, sun to part shade

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Provenance: NJ


Additional information


Deep Pot 14"