Audubon® Native Common Persimmon

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SKU
10004508

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that will help birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The ornamental edible Audubon® Native Common Persimmon Tree (Diospyros virginiana) is an adaptable native that bears healthy fruit while bringing an exotic flair to your yard! Enjoyed by Native Americans as a staple food source, your local birds and pollinators also relish this fantastic tree!

Persimmon Trees have wonderful value in a naturalized landscape! The brilliant bright green leaves make this a vigorous Shade Tree and you’ll admire the dark, ruggedly textured bark. The splash of fall color comes in glowing yellow and reddish tones.

Pollinators flock to the attractive greenish-yellow to white blooms in late spring. You need to plant in groups to ensure pollination. Female trees develop bright orange fruit that persists on the tree and you'll love the very distinctive look in winter.

Planting and Application:

Common Persimmon are valuable natives and are popular edible landscaping additions! Shade garden beds or your pato, or set among other fruiting trees to create an orchard or hedgerow that also benefits wildlife!

Many insects and butterflies rely on these trees, and at least 28 types of wildlife eat Persimmons, including raccoons, foxes, black bears and skunks! The list of birds that dine on Persimmons includes Wild Turkeys, Warblers, Waxwings, Catbirds, Robins, Woodpeckers and Mockingbirds.

  • Sweet, Delicious Fruit - Fresh Eating, Cooked & Dried
  • Four Season Tree - Great Flowers, Foliage, Fall Color & Branching
  • Native Wildlife Tree & Edible Landscaping
  • Caterpillar Host Plant - Luna Moths & Royal Walnut Moth
  • Birds Eat the Insects

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Persimmon Trees are widely adaptable and grow in a wide range of soil types. They prefer moist, sandy locations with well-drained soil. They are drought tolerant once established.

  • No Serious Insect or Disease Problems
  • Low Maintenance Ornamental Tree
  • Find More Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Success Tips
  • Full Sun
  • Drought Tolerant & Highly Adaptable

The Audubon® Native Common Persimmon Tree offers ornamental bark, wonderfully robust foliage, tremendous fall color and delicious edible fruit on an easy-care plant. You and your birds, wildlife and pollinators all benefit from this fantastic native edible! Order today at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Common Persimmon Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Diospyros virginiana
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 35 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No