Dark green summer foliage that changes to yellow or reddish-purple in autumn; pale orange fruit (on female trees) in fall, edible upon ripening (after frost); thick, blocky bark.
There are cultivars available, but most have been selected for fruit production rather than landscape value.
5 - 9
Insect Relative Damage
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Fall webworm is a common insect, but does little damage. Persimmon can sucker and form colonies if not well maintained.
Difficult to transplant due to taproot; male and female flowers on separate trees so both must be present for fruit to be produced.