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Diospyros Virginiana

Botanical Name:

Diospyros virginiana

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Varibable, growing best in moist, rich soil. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Acid-based, Calcareous.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Fruit, Trees, Tree, Edible, Native Plant

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

36-72 ft.

Flower

Persimmons are usually dioecious (separate male and female trees), but some trees have perfect flowers. Fragrant, small, white to greenish-yellow flowers bloom in late spring, with the tubular male flowers appearing in 2 to 3 flower clusters and the female flower appearing solitary and bell or urn-shaped with 4 recurved petals. Blooms from May to June., Flowers 1/2 inch

Fruit

Edible, yellowish to orange fruit on female trees in fall. Globular berry, 1 to 1 ½ inch long, yellowish/peach/pale orange with a waxy bloom. Astringent unless overripe. Displays from September to December., Orange 2 inches long

Benefits
Ornamental

Aromatic, Understory tree, Accent tree or shrub, Erosion control, Fall conspicuous

Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Ebenales

Family

Ebenaceae

Genus

Diospyros

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