Persimmon Tree - Diospyros virginiana
Diospyros virginiana, the Persimmon Tree, or American Persimmon, is the perfect option for gardeners looking for unique plants.
Native to the Eastern Seaboard area and prized for fruit and ornamental value, the area of origin encompassed Florida to Connecticut. Persimmon trees thrive best in specific climate zones and temperature regions. The USDA plant hardiness, zone 4 to zone 9, is recommended.
The American persimmon is a hardy plant, suitable for beginners, and a popular planting choice. The permission tree can tolerate cold weather; temperatures reaching zero survived. American persimmon trees would be suitable for big projects; vertical growth can be 60 feet tall, with width reaching 25 to 30 feet on average.
Persimmon trees are flexible with watering conditions and thrive well in full sun conditions with moist, well-drained soil. Partial shade can be tolerated. A pH level range of 6.5 to 7.5 is recommended for optimal performance.
Persimmon trees grow at average speeds at a moderate rate
The tree and fruits generally do not have issues with pests and disease. Fruits serve to attract wildlife to yards. This tree is so successful it is grown commercially throughout the US.
There are different varieties of Persimmon trees for larger growing areas or smaller spaces. Certain species are smaller and require less growing space.
The tree is highly prized for fruit; overall, the tree is considered very attractive and has ornamental value for gardeners. The fruit is edible, and flowers are usually a pale yellow to white; March is when floral blooms sprout.
The bark formation is striking and makes it a popular design option; the "skin" forms squares that resemble the rough overlapping edges of crocodile skin.
The wood from the Persimmon Tree is highly durable; known for strength; the wood is turned directly into items such as golf club heads and pool cues, strong enough to become building material in flooring and veneers.
Buy Persimmon online at TN Nursery
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.