Diospyros virginiana    


Family:  Ebenceae
Zone:  4-9                               Average Size:  35’H x 20’W


-Simple leaf, glossy above, pubescent below
-Yellow or orange fruit, 1 ½ inches in diameter on female trees in fall
-Bark forms large square sections on mature trees.

Note:  A native species highly adaptable to a wide variety of soil types, but rarely seen in the nursery industry.  Used as a rootstock for the more popular Japanese Persimmon - Diospyros kaki.  Native trees become an important food source for wildlife.  In the landscape, fruit may become messy.
Campus Location: School of Renewable Natural Resources, south lawn.