Diospyros virginiana (Ebenaceae)
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
Container size: Qt.