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. Trees begin flowering/fruiting when about 7 years old. As of spring 2021, our persimmons are about 2 years old and therefore not sexed. *We cannot guarantee the sex of the persimmons when ordered.*
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