Deer Magnet Persimmon (Late Drop)

Diospyros virginiana


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Orders are for the Fall Season


Fall Season our trees are not yet dormant. As such, we ship the plants in containers.


If you are planting in USDA Zone 6  for this fall season your window for a successful acclimation from our warm plant zone of 8b in Florida to zone 6.  We recommend a Spring order or planting, for zone 6.


If you are planting in USDA Plant zone 7 your order will ship out in late October due to high demand of our trees, our first few shipping weeks are full.

Ideally it would be best to plant young trees coming from Florida in October.

You will want to protect your young trees from any frosts and freezes or delay shipping to our spring bareroot/dormant season.


Fall orders are shipped by USDA Plant zones.

Plant Zones 6: late September
Plant Zones 7-8: October–November
Plant Zones 8-9: November– early December

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The Deer Magnet grafted American female persimmon! Deer will find these trees and bucks will guard them to protect this special food supply. They love the sweet nutty flavor. The Deer Magnet Persimmon ripens late, and drops its fruit very late in October through December, depending on the USDA zone and climate where planted.

Grafted female American persimmons will bear fruit in 2-3 years depending on care and climate they receive. Medium sized persimmon, 1.25-1.5″ long. Heavy bearer. Cold hardy to USDA plant Zones 6-9.

Height 30' - 50'
Spread 20' - 35'
Tree Form Central Leader
USDA Zone 6 - 9
Blooms May - June
Drops Fruit or Nuts October - November
Soil Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only when seasonal and well drained
Soil pH 6.0 - 7.0
Light requirements Full Sun
Pollination Requires Pollinator. Plant at LEAST two trees for pollination; however, each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production
Suggested Pollinators Deer Candy Persimmon, Deer Magnet Persimmon, or Native American Persimmon

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 It is not recommended to fertilize trees at the time of planting or young trees. Excessive fertilizing may cause premature fruit drop. Apply a balanced slow release fertilizer after the tree is established and begins to break dormancy in spring.
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.

  • Deer Magnet Persimmon- Size shipped: 12 – 24 inches

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Alachua, FL

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