Diospyros virginiana (American persimmon; possumwood)

Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20-30 feet
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil: Moist soil. Highly drought tolerant once established.
Description: A native persimmon found in the bottom lands of the Mississippi River valley and throughout the Southeast U.S. Lovely glossy, leathery foliage makes a statement in the landscape. Deciduous. Red-orange fall color. Trees set fruit after 10+ years. Male & female plants are required for cross-pollination. A host plant for the Luna moth! Forms a tap root, so don’t try to transplant once it’s established.

Diospyros_virginiana2.jpg Diospyros-virginiana.jpg
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License