American Persimmon Seedling
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Wild native persimmons are one of the very best trees for attracting deer and wildlife. Deer actively seek out persimmon trees, and eat every fruit that is within reach or when it hits the ground. American Persimmons will bear fruit in 6-8 years. The fruit has a rich, nutty, amaretto flavor, but is astringent until completely ripe. It has a black corrugated bark that looks like alligator hide, and its foliage is orange-red in the fall. The American persimmon thrives in a wide variety of conditions, from wet to sandy soils, lowlands to uplands. Trees are either male or female, so you should plant 3-10 trees in a block, to insure pollination.
|Height||30' - 50'|
|Spread||20' - 35'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Blooms||May - June|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||October - November|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil if seasonal and well drained|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Pollination||Needs pollinator for fruit production|
|Suggested Pollinators||Deer Candy, Deer Magnet, or American Persimmon Seedling|
|Spacing||40' - 50'|
|Pruning||Most persimmon trees require little pruning, especially once they’re bearing fruits. Pruning is usually restricted to controlling the tree’s size or removing dead, diseased, and damaged branches. Prune any suckers that develop.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 12 – 18 inches
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