Common Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana



Small to medium tree growing between 35 to 60 feet. Produces yellow flowers April to June and edible fruit in the fall. Many insects visit the flowers and many species of wildlife feed on the fruit. Does well in partial shade and both wet and dry sites.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Eastern Persimmon, Possumwood
Plant Family:Ebenaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey, Pine Barrens Periphery
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies, Birds, Bees
Bloom Time:April to June
Fruit Timing:Fall
Global and State Rank:S4, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy, Clay
Soil Moisture:Wet, Moist, Dry
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet, Moist, Dry

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