About American Persimmon at OSU's Landscape Plants site
Native to the southeastern U.S.
Grows to 60’ tall and 2’ in diameter.
Simple, alternate ovate-oblong leaves are 4-6” long.
Fragrant white dioecious flowers appear in spring.
Fruit is orange and 1.5” in diameter. Unripe fruit is extremely astringent but sweet and edible when ripe. Fruit persists on tree into late fall and may be improved by frost.
Bark is dark brown or dark gray and deeply divided into plates.
Rare in Portland.
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