Common Persimmon

Common Persimmon Diospyros VirginianaCommon persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is rare in Iowa.

Habitat: Found growing on sandstone bluffs

Hardiness: Zones 4 through 8

Growth Rate: Slow

Mature Shape: Irregular crown outline; moderately dense

Height: 40-60 feet

Width: 20-35 feet

Site Requirements: Grows in tremendous range of conditions from very dry, sterile, sandy, woodlands to river bottoms to rocky hillsides and moist or very dry locations.

Flowering Dates: March - June

Seed Dispersal Dates: Late Winter

Seed Bearing Age: 10 years; optimum fruit bearing 25-50 years 

Seed Bearing Frequency: Every 2 years

Seed Stratification: Prechill for 2-3 months at 34°F to 40°F