Plant Details: American Persimmon
Category Trees  
Zone: 3 - 9
 
Out_of_stock: N
Common Name American Persimmon Variety  
Regional Names  
Botanical Name Diospyros virginiana
Description Is a small tree that reaches a height of 35-60'High x 25'Wide. It grows well in upland well drained soils. One of the few trees with a deep taproot which makes it a very drought tolerant species. The fruit is a favorite of wildlife and is also quite astringent when green but upon ripening, (turning burnt orange) becomes sweet and may be eaten off the tree. The fruit is sometimes used in syrups, jellies, ice creams, or pies. It also lends an appearence of small pumpkins on a trees when ripe especially striking against a shaded dark back ground. The dark glossy green foilage of the American Persimmon can be used to make teas. American Persimmon is a member of the ebony family, and the wood is extremely hard and was used to make golf club heads and is still used to make billiard cues and handles for tools. Another choice tree for the water conservation minded individual as this species will not die of drought. The wood also provides an interesting smoke flavor for meats.
Notes
Please contact us for our current larger size availability.
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
N
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
N
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
Y
 
shade:
N
  Deciduous:
Y
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2012-10-06 16:25:39.0
Container Size
Price
1 Gallon
9.00
Seedlings
15.00
 
Five seedlings approximately 2 years old and 12-18" tall. These are ONLY shipped near the end of December. Pre-orders are recommended as quantities are always limited. This is a great way to increase your chances of having plants of both sexes.
3 Gallon
21.00
Last Update:
2014-10-18 19:06:31.0
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