North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Persimmon, Diospyros virginiana

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Piedmont and Mountains
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Growth Rate: slow to moderate
  • Mature Size: 30’-60’ tall, 25’-30’ spread
  • Moisture Requirements: prefers wet-mesic sites, but can tolerate a range
  • Exposure: prefers full sun, but does well in partial shade
  • Soil: adaptable to a wide range
  • Wildlife Benefits: tasty fruit in the fall
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $12

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Photos courtesy of Will Cook