American Persimmon


  • USDA Zones 4 to 9 (Find Your Zone)
  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Average Moisture
  • 35 to 60 Feet Tall
  • Edible Fruit


American Persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, is a deciduous tree native to the Eastern United States. The tree typically grows in dry woods but is adaptable to a wide range of soils. Insignificant spring flowers give way to small green fruits ripening to orange in late fall. Glossy green leaves turn an attractive yellow in fall. Fruits are astringent when unripe but sweeten when ripe. Fruits are edible and are savored by wildlife. American Persimmon trees bear either male or female flowers. Female trees need a male pollinator to produce fruit.

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