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Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana

Commonly seen along fencerows, roadsides and field edges, Persimmon is a slow-growing tree that produces small, bell-shaped flowers in spring. After frost, mature persimmon fruits turn orange and taste similar to an apricot. Persimmon fruits are a valuable food source to wildlife.

Slow-growing tree
Interesting bark texture
Provides food and cover for watchable wildlife
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 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
10811 6-12in Step 2 $9.95

Gardening Suggestions for Persimmon:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Average
Songbirds
Midwest Native
Drought Tolerant
Dry
Height:
35-60 Feet
Spread:
20-35 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4-9

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Characteristics & Attributes for Diospyros virginiana ''

Attracts Wildlife

Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game

Soil Moisture Preference

Dry
Average

Exposure

Full Sun

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Fall

Foliage Color

Orange

Habit

Deciduous

Program

Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Midwest Native
Great Garden Neighbors:
Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn
Smooth Sumac Smooth Sumac