The bark of these trees have an “alligator hide”, scaly look. Persimmon thrives on poor soil, and suckers can grow from surface roots to form persimmon thickets. Fruits ripen from August into early winter, but are very astringent until after a frost when they become quite delicious. An important wildlife food. Wood is used for golf club heads.
Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana
Wood Type: Hardwood
Shade Tolerance: Very Tolerant
Inventory Number: 1890