Common 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