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 rich, nutty, amaretto flavor, but is astringent until completely ripe. It has black corrugated bark looks like alligator hide and its foliage is orange-red in the fall. Grows 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.
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Mature Height: 30-50'
Mature Spread: 20'-35'
Tree Form: Central leader
Foliage: Beautiful red-purple color in fall
Fruit: Orange (when ripe) 1-1.5" fruit with 4-6 large flat seeds Oct-Nov
Wildlife: One of very best for deer and wildlife.
Pollination: Plant 2 or more trees for best production
Light requirements: Full sun
Soil type: Adapted to upland, wet if only seasonal and well drained or sandy clay or loam; Ph 6.0-7.0
Foliage: Beautiful red color in fall, deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
Fertilization:It is not recommended to fertilize trees at time of planting or young trees. Excessive fertilizing may cause premature fruit drop. Apply a balanced fertilizer (such as a 10-10-10 or Espoma Tree Tone Organic) in late or early spring after the tree is established.
Pruning: Light annul pruning as needed. See Pruning section under "How to plant and grow"
Hardiness Zone: 5-9