American Persimmon Seedling

Diospyros virginiana

$7.95

Out of stock

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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Alachua, FL

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