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Common Persimmon

Availability : In Stock
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • 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
Habit: Upright
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
Watering: Average
Resists: Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Salt
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
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

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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