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Diospyros virginiana

Common Name: American Persimmon

Native widely distributed in the East. Heat tolerant, tough and having more ornamental character to recommend it than is widely acknowledged. The astringent fruits are most attractive, accented on top with large, persistent calyces. Fruit can be abundant, but isn't usually messy because it persists late into winter, providing a tasty treat for wildlife after the first hard frosts. The deeply furrowed, blocky bark on mature trees is especially handsome when accented by winter snow. Its unobtrusive size and ease of care make this a tree that deserves more attention by designers and landscape firms, and our propagation numbers reflect big recent up-tick in demand.

Flower Color: White
Zones: 4-9
Growth Habit: Tree
Height: 30-40
Spread: 20-30
Light Needs: Full Sun
Flowering Season: Early Summer
Leaf Color: Green

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