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American Persimmon Tree (18-24 Inches)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9

American Persimmon is a medium to large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 35-75 feet (10.7-22.9 m) and a spread of 30-40 feet (9-12 m). The foliage of American Persimmon is deciduous, with elliptic to ovate leaves that turn shades of yellow, orange, or purple in the fall.

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Persimmon – American-Favorite for Fruit and Timber

Why Persimmon (Diospyros Virginiana)?

American persimmon, eastern persimmon, common persimmon, simmon, possumwood, sugar plum, and possum apples are all colloquial names for the species of persimmon known scientifically as Diospyros Virginiana. It extends westward through Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Iowa, and Kansas from the southern tip of Connecticut all the way down to Florida. The tree grows naturally in the wild, and Native Americans have cultivated it for centuries to harvest its fruit and timber.

The tree is often dioecious, meaning you must have both female and male plants to get fruit. However, most cultivars are parthenocarpic (producing seedless fruit that is not pollinated).

The persimmon name may be used for both the tree and the fruit, with the latter being used in sweets and savory dishes across the South and Midwest of the United States.

When ripened, the fruit has a high vitamin C content and a flavor best described as highly astringent. Various animals consume it, including birds, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, and white-tailed deer.

Plant Summary

Key Information for American Persimmon Tree (18-24 Inches) (Diospyros virginiana):

  • 📏Size: American Persimmon is a medium to large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 35-75 feet (10.7-22.9 m) and a spread of 30-40 feet (9-12 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of American Persimmon is deciduous, with elliptic to ovate leaves that turn shades of yellow, orange, or purple in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In late spring, American Persimmon produces small, greenish-yellow flowers that are inconspicuous. The flowers are followed by round, orange to purple fruits that mature in the fall and are edible when fully ripe.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: American Persimmon has an irregular, rounded crown with an open branching habit.
  • ☀️Sunlight: American Persimmon thrives in full sun and can tolerate various light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: American Persimmon prefers moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy or clay soils.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: American Persimmon is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: American Persimmon prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of American Persimmon should be done in late winter or early spring. Remove any dead or diseased branches and prune to maintain a balanced structure.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: American Persimmon is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to persimmon wilt and canker. Proper care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of American Persimmon Tree (18-24 Inches) (Diospyros virginiana):

American Persimmon flowers are dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female trees. The female trees produce the fruit, while the male trees produce pollen for pollination. The flowers are insect-pollinated, attracting bees and other pollinators. The sweet and flavorful fruits are highly prized for their culinary use, including fresh eating, baking, and drying. American Persimmon is a valuable tree for wildlife, providing food for birds, mammals, and insects. The tree's hard and durable wood has also been used for various purposes, including furniture, tool handles, and musical instruments. American Persimmon is an excellent choice for agroforestry, windbreaks, and wildlife habitats. Its ecological significance and cultural history make it a cherished species in North America.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

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It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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