Ornamental Tree with Edible Fruit
The persimmon is a deciduous ornamental tree with edible fruit. You could plant one in a side or back yard where you can enjoy the ornamental feature but not be bothered by dropping fruit on sidewalks or driveways.
Your Persimmon tree has several outstanding features, including some of the most delightful little flowers you’ve ever seen.
Tiny white, bell-shaped flowers dangle from the spring branches. You’ll love how the creamy white petals are adorably kissed with yellow at the tips, and emit a pleasing sweet fragrance.
Another fascinating feature of your Persimmon tree is the dark grey ornamental bark. This is especially showy in the winter months when the leaves have fallen.
As lovely as the flowers and bark are however, the Persimmon tree truly shines when its fall harvest begins.
The Persimmon fruit starts out green, but slowly transitions to an orange/deep red shade. The 2- inch, round fruit has a sticky, sweet interior that is unique in its flavor and texture.
Persimmon fruits are low in calories and fat, but high in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. They can be eaten fresh or used in preserves and various other dishes.
The shiny 2-6 inch ovate foliage is bright green on top with a paler underside, and fills out the rounded crown quite nicely. Those leaves will later transform to yellow, reds and purples in their fall glory.
Persimmon trees are lovely ornamentals with outstanding fall fruit. The persimmon tree is, quite simply, a tree an attractive tree with many benefits.
* Edible fruit
* Spring flowers
* Ornamental bark
|Mature Height||30 - 50 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 35 feet|
|Mature Form||Pyramidal, Slender|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Red and Yellow|