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.


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