Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Diospyros virginiana


Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Diospyros virginiana (Ebenaceae)
(die-OS-pi-ros vir-jin-ee-AY-nah)
American Persimmon

Our native Persimmon is commonly found along roadsides and riverbanks, at woods’ edge and in old fields. Edible fruit, rosy-orange with a silvery blush, appears in late summer and ripens after a couple of hard frosts. Great for fresh eating, or process the gooey-sweet pulp to make persimmon bread! Thrives in average to moist sites and achieves a more dense and broad form in full sun. Seed grown plants are not sexed, so plant several for better fruit-bearing odds. As a consolation for the bachelors, their prolific blooms are a feast for pollinators. This plant is possum approved!

Bloom color: green-white
Bloom period: spring
Height: 35-60'
Spread: 20-35'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $18
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