Persimmon

Arbor walk #70, TreeKeeper ID #3345

The Persimmon tree is native to the Southeastern U.S. and is easily recognized in winter by its unusual rugged, blocky bark.

The tree’s thick, dark green leaves turn yellow in the Fall. Female trees produce large, orange-brown fleshy fruit that are edible after the first frost. It is important to resist the temptation to bite into the fruit before it falls to the group, as it probably is not ripe yet. Although commonly known for its fruit, the wood of the Persimmon is incredibly strong. It is commonly used to make golf clubs and billiard cues. 

Common NamePersimmon
Latin NameDiospyros virginianna
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How to identify a Persimmon

Relationship of Diospyros virginianna to other species in the Arboretum

Global Distribution of the Persimmon

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