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Diospyros virginiana

Also called Possumwood, Sugar Plum

More About Diospyros virginiana

  • AKA Diospyros mosieri
  • Slow-growing with glossy, leathery foliage
  • Gray or black bark has distinct blocks of orange in its valleys
  • Fall colour is a spectacular red
  • Tasty, medium-sized, orange fruit
  • Can be used in jams and jellies and an excellent source of vitamin C
  • Ripens: September




15-20 m


6-10 m
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Common Persimmon Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best growth is in a moderately to well-drained soil. A good food source for humans and birds. Planting two or more trees will ensure fruit set. 

Diospyros virginiana Characteristics