Diospyros virginiana


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Key Features

30 - 80'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

March, April, May, June

Bloom Color

Green, Yellow

Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Rich, fertile, moist soils; tolerates wide range of soils.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Part shade

  • Description


    *Note: Our selection of Persimmon is a mixed lot of male and female plants. We cannot guarantee which you will receive.

    Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is a medium-sized deciduous tree that grows naturally in dry woods, old field, and clearings. The fragrant, bell-shaped, yellow flowers are usually hidden by the leaves and attract native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The leaves become yellow-green in the fall. The edible fruit is round or oval and typically orange-yellow, and fruiting usually begins when the tree is about 6 years old. The fruit has sweetish astringent pulp, but the flavor improves after a frost or consistent low temperatures. Fruits can be eaten by humans raw, cooked, or dried, and are often used in syrups, jam, ice cream, and pies. They are also eaten by birds and small mammals. We recommend buying 3 Persimmon trees to have a better chance of getting both a male and female tree. Persimmon is a larval host for the Luna moth (shown above), among others.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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