A QUIRKY FRUIT PRODUCING NATIVE TREE FOR YOUR HOME ORCHARD
- Attractive, dark green, glossy foliage turns shade of yellow and red in the fall
- As the tree matures, the texture of the bark reminds you of alligator skin with its unique and attractive appearance
- The female trees produce a sweet and sugary orange fruit
- Persimmon can be male or female and one of each is needed for cross pollination
- Fruit is best when eaten fresh but can be used in baking, cooking, or in a wide range of desserts
- Hand selected fresh from our grower
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 20-35' tall
- Mature Width: 20-35' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 20-35' apart
Why plant Common Persimmon?
The Common Persimmon isn’t common at all, although it deserves to be planted more often in landscapes across the country. This noble shade tree is admired for its dark, ruggedly handsome bark, which has a blocky pattern resembling the deep tread of a snow tire. It also delivers a wonderful splash of fall color with foliage that turns glowing yellow and in some cases takes on reddish tones. And on female trees, orange fruits may form that serve up a delectable dollop of all-natural, sugary-sweet goodness—the likes of which you’ll never find in the produce aisle of the grocery store. The “Common” Persimmon is truly extraordinary!
Native from Connecticut to Florida and reaching as far west as Kansas, the Common Persimmon is a part of our country’s natural heritage. Since the days of the earliest Native Americans, its fruits have been a special treat for people in the East and Midwest. Don’t eat them before they’re ripe, though! Biting into a bitter persimmon before it’s ready is a mistake you’ll only make once. When they’re jelly-soft, however, they become as sweet as candy. Because the wood of the Persimmon Tree is incredibly hard, it’s used to make golf club heads. This tree is closely related to Ebony, a tropical tree with extremely dark, dense wood that has traditionally been used to make the black keys on pianos.
How to use Common Persimmon in the landscape?
One little-known feature of the uncommon Common Persimmon Tree is that it is a favored host plant for the stunning luna moth. This large jade green beauty is a sight you’ll never forget if you’re lucky enough to glimpse one gliding by on a warm summer evening.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How To Plant Common Persimmon
Common Persimmon flourishes in fencerows and other wild spaces all over the eastern U.S., and it will most likely thrive in your garden as well without a lot of fuss. Give it a site in all-day sun in soil that drains well. Try to avoid damaging the trunk, which will encourage this tree’s natural tendency to sucker.
How To Water
Regular water is important during the establishment period, but once its sturdy roots are firmly anchored in the ground, your Persimmon will be quite drought tolerant.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Suckers may be cut or mowed off to maintain a single-trunked specimen, or they may be left to do their thing if you’d like a multi-stemmed, seasonal privacy screen to develop. Pruning on your Persimmon is best done during late winter to early spring, when the tree is dormant.
How Does Shipping Work?
Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Bower & Branch big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks.
We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care, that means we deliver your trees and plants directly to you!
For big trees XL and Larger, we offer Bower & Branch Green Glove Planting Services – through our network of Licensed Service Providers we'd be happy to assist in installation.
Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. These ship in a Bower & Branch plant-safe designed box within 4-7 business days.
Bower & Branch trees and plants in sizes small, medium or large, are boxed and packaged in a plant-safe box, delivered by FedEx or UPS.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service and Special Requests
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with a first class experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other online or neighborhood retailer. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).