- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 30 - 40 Feet
- Mature Spread 25 - 30 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Providing year-round interest, Common Persimmon features delicious orange to purplish fruit, ripening in fall. Fragrant chartreuse and white flowers arrive in spring, and elongated green foliage fades to rosy pinks and chartreuse in autumn. Later, enjoy its unique block-shaped bark that stands out in winter. Also known as Diospyros virginiana, this easy-to-grow North American native produces loads of 1-2-inch fruit that soften and turn sweet as they ripen during late fall. Ideal for making bread, cookies, pie, drinks, ice cream, and jellies, these fruits are also delicious when eaten fresh. Both male and female plants are required for fruit production.
Common or American Persimmon is pest and disease resistant, and cold hardy in zones 4 to 8. It has a slow growth rate and works well as a specimen or grouped in a hedge. Supporting the bees and attractive to birds and butterflies, Common Persimmon enhances pollinator and butterfly gardens.
Common Persimmon Care
To yield fruit, plant a male Common Persimmon near a female tree. Plant this tree during early spring in full sun. The soil should be slightly acidic, moist, and well draining. Apply a 3-6-inch ring of organic compost around the dripline. Prune this tree during late winter or early spring while it is dormant. Remove any dead, diseased, damaged, or crossed branches to improve shape and air circulation. Space each tree 25-30 feet apart.
Growing Common Persimmon
Common Persimmon may take anywhere from 4 to 10 years to fully mature. Growing to 30 to 40 feet high and 25 to 30 feet wide, this perennial requires ample space to grow and access sunlight, even during the fall when its fruit ripens. Better suited for the outdoors, it can be grown in containers when young. When growing it indoors, plant it in a deep container to accommodate its long tap root.
Watering Common Persimmon
Provide newly planted trees with one inch of water per week until roots are established. Common Persimmon is relatively drought tolerant at maturity.
Feeding Common Persimmon
Common Persimmon is typically not a heavy feeder. If the soil lacks nutrients, however, fertilize with a balanced, slow-release, granular fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 during late winter or early spring.
Common Persimmon Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 30 - 40 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 25 - 30 Feet|
|Spacing: 25 - 30 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Green, White|
|Flower Description: greenish-white|
|Bloom Period: May|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: deep green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Pests & Insects|
|Uses: Erosion Control, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Common Persimmon|
|Other Name(s): Persimmon Tree|
|Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana|
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