Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon Tree

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Get an exotic look with this beautiful native fruit tree! You probably have never seen a Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana 'JN5'), but you might want to put one or two of these native Persimmon in your cart today!

In the spring you will enjoy the creamy white to light yellow bell-shaped blossoms almost as much as the bees. You will even attract night pollinators, like moths, who also love the blooms! But what really sets the Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon apart is the tree itself. It is a small variety that grows in a column. And the branches, drooping down, with rich green leaves that will turn bright yellow and orange in the fall.

While the Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon is rather uncommon, it is an uncommonly good choice for both fruit and curb appeal! Fragrant white flowers in spring are alluring to Hummingbirds and butterflies! The unique blooms will even attract night pollinators like moths! Your Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon will then give you a treeful of conical golden-yellow fruit, about an inch in diameter in the late fall.

Once ripe, this American Persimmon cultivar will fall off the tree when ripe! Or pluck one from the tree and taste the rich, sweet flavor with a hint of honey. It is perfect to eat fresh, make jam, add to a salad, blend into a smoothie, or turn into a pudding. Remember to leave the fruit on the tree as long as you can because the longer it stays on the branch, the richer and sweeter it will be.

The Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon is self-fertile, but it does better when you plant it with a partner. This edible ornamental grows rapidly, so it won't be long before you can enjoy the exotic fruit! Your family and friends will be amazed at the tasty flavor this variety produces.

Planting and Application:

Don't limit yourself to planting this weeping Persimmon as part of your garden design! A magical weeping tree full of gorgeous glowing orange American Persimmon Tree fruit! Plant this specimen front and center in your garden of any size as long as you have sun! Even in the winter, the cascading branches look beautiful as they sculpt the snow.

Magic Fountain™ makes a great part of your front berm or anchoring your foundation planting as long as it is planted around four feet away from your home. Create a backyard conversation piece and living work of art by planting this gorgeous weeping fruit tree around your outdoor garden rooms or as a crown jewel to your landscaping bed.

If you haven't already put a couple of these wonderful fruit trees in your shopping cart, you will definitely add two or three Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon when you learn that the fruit is loaded with lycopene, lutein, and a host of vital vitamins! The more you plant, the larger your harvest through the increased cross-pollination chances!

  • Strongly Weeping Almost Columnar Fruit Tree
  • Ripens Late October Through Early November
  • Lives Up To 75 Years!
  • Gorgeous Weeping Form of the American Persimmon Tree
  • Beautiful Focal Points, Curb Appeal & Edible Landscaping Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Full sun is what your Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon needs, along with rich, well-drained soil. This easy-to-grow variety can be thirsty, so give it a good drink from your garden hose each week during its first year, and a little more often if the soil is sandy. You might want to add 4-6 inches of arborist mulch to enrich the soil, control weeds, and retain moisture. Plant in an enriched environment with Nature Hills Root Booster for lifelong root system support.

Give Persimmon regular water the first year in your landscape. Once the roots are established in your soil, they can be drought-tolerant. If you see puddles that remain long after a rain, you'll need to 'mound up' as a young tree's roots are very sensitive to poor drainage and lack of oxygen in the soil. When locations are limited, and drainage is a concern, elevate your planting with a raised bed 12 to 18 inches high and at least 36 inches wide and plant directly in the raised bed.

Prune your tree when it is dormant to open the canopy to air circulation, remove crossing branches, and control the height and shape.

  • Best In Full Sun
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Low Chill Hours
  • Low Maintenance & Disease & Pest Resistant

Your neighbors will envy you because of the beautiful tree, the delicious fruit and your great health, all thanks to the Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon Tree. Order yours today at Nature Hills Nursery!

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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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Diospyros virginiana 'JN5'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 7 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellowish-White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes