persimmon - Ebenaceae Diospyros virginiana

Foliage

persimmon Foliage

Bark

persimmon Bark

Bud

persimmon Bud

Twig

persimmon Twig

Fruit

persimmon Fruit

Form

persimmon Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyEbenaceae
GenusDiospyros
Speciesvirginiana
Common Namepersimmon
iTree CodeDIVI

Plant Form

Formsingle-stemmed, ovoid (egg shaped) canopy
Height75 feet
Spread50 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

FoliageFoliage is glossy on top with a pale wolly underside, oval shaped with a fuzzy petioleLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barksquarish thick blocky bark, dark brown or black in color, orange fissures can be seen between the blocks
Budsmall red-brown, two scalesBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigtwigs are slightly zig zagged, flexible, with a gray brown color
Flowerbell shaped, .5 inches long, petals come in sets of four and curve outwords
FruitFruit is 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, large yellow orange fleshy round berry that wrinkles when ripe, tree fruits september through late november
Fall ColorIn the fall remaining leaves are green or yellowish orange

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
MinMin4.6SoilLow
MaxMax7.5SprayUnknown

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
UnknownUnknownUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of Origin