University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Common Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana
Common Persimmon form
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage

Insect Relative Damage


Fall webworm is a common insect, but does little damage. Persimmon can sucker and form colonies if not well maintained.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 
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Mature Height: 35-60 Feet
Features: Dark green summer foliage that changes to yellow or reddish-purple in autumn; pale orange fruit (on female trees) in fall, edible upon ripening (after frost); thick, blocky bark.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil, but tolerant of drought; pH adaptable.
Cultivars: There are cultivars available, but most have been selected for fruit production rather than landscape value.
Mature Form: Oval
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Difficult to transplant due to taproot; male and female flowers on separate trees so both must be present for fruit to be produced.

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