Diospyros virginiana

Common name: Persimmon

Native plant

Persimmon is dioecious, meaning male and female flowers are found on separate trees. Therefore, you must have both trees to have fruit. As we raise our plants from seed, we are unable to determine sex until the fourth year. The yellow-orange fruit is edible in the fall, and when ripe it is truly delicious. Caution: the mouth-puckering unripened fruit will be an experience you will never forget. Persimmon is moderate in growth, tolerates light shade but prefers full sun and likes good garden soil. Yellow fall color. Native to central Illinois. The bark on mature trees is brown/black, broken into beautiful scale-like blocks.

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Pricing

Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $19
25 or more units $16.50
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $90
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75
Pricing information per diameter
1.00 inch $70
1.25 inch $80
1.50 inch $95

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Plant Details

Plant type

Tree

Soil type

Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood

Growth form

Single trunk, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Green White

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
30 Feet
Mature width
10 Feet
Max height
40 Feet
Max width
30 Feet

Additional information

Edible fruit

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