Persimmon Tree: As you shop for this fruit bearing tree, you will notice two origins: an Asian species and a North American species, Diospyros virginiana. TN Nursery specializes in hardy native species that thrive in the United States; therefore, we proudly grow Diospyros virginiana for our customers.
You might also wonder why it is essential for you to understand the distinction. But that is simple--plant hardiness. The Asian variety of the persimmon tree is slightly less resilient to the growing conditions in the United States than Diospyros virginiana. When you invest your money in plants, you want the healthiest, most hardy species to help you achieve a successful outcome. That is a goal we share with you, so that is what you will get with TN Nursery's persimmon tree.
The American persimmon tree pre-dates the first explorers and colonial settlements. The indigenous people first recognized the hardy species could grow almost anywhere, so they cultivated them for food and medicine.
The Persimmon Tree Is a Lovely Ornamental Tree
The American persimmon tree is woody and deciduous; it is a medium-sized tree that reaches a mature height of between thirty to eighty feet.
The tree canopy features bright green, somewhat symmetrical, oval leaves with gently pointed tips. The branches are sturdy but slender and tough when faced with storms, wind, or anything else Mother Nature gives it. The tree bark is a deep gray with an intriguing alligator skin texture.
The trees are male and female, meaning you must purchase one of each if you want to harvest fruit. However, if you want to grow this species for purely ornamental purposes, buying two is not necessary--it makes a lovely focal point in any garden.
The American persimmon tree will thrive in poor soil, hot or dry conditions, or in an urban garden. As long as you provide plenty of sunshine, it will do well.
The Sweet Taste of Persimmons
Persimmon fruit is ovate, with an appearance similar to a peach or nectarine. They are sweet, juicy, and delicious. If you don't like persimmons, you can leave the fruit hanging for the wildlife--your backyard flock of birds will thank you.
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I had a credit for some dead plants from my previous purchase. I wanted to use it for this purchase. But I was not able to see my credit at online check out. I called. The rep was very helpful and patient. She had to correct my email which was in correctly stored in their system. So I was happy it did not take too long that I could make the purchase using my credit. And I received the persimmon trees in about a week. I can not tell how healthy they are now because they are dormant and only bare roots with a few branches.
Excellent service for timely delivery and product received was in good shape
I ordered two persimmon trees and received four. I placed all four in pots to be planted next spring. They are all healthy and doing great. I have ordered several plants in the past from tñ nursery always will good results.
Came just the way they said and in good shape
Lovely bareroot tree is now leafing out. So excited to see how this produces in my Zone 9 Florida yard.
A fruit bearing and amazing glow it gives out makes me a proud gardener. I had this from TN nursery.
Excellent customer service and prompt delivery and reliable
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Ships November through April