American Persimmon Tree

American Persimmon Tree

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Sweet & Small Fruit From a Native American Tree

The American Persimmon Tree, also called Common Persimmon Tree, is an easy-growing and low-maintenance fruit tree to add to your garden. Producing deliciously sweet orange persimmon fruits in the fall with beautiful foliage that changes color as soon as the temperature drops, this fruit tree is a great addition.

The American Persimmon tree can be used as a shade tree and is sometimes grown for its ornamental fall colors. With dark green foliage in the spring and summer, the leaves will change to shades of oranges and yellows as the fall season emerges. Being a deciduous tree, it will lose its leaves over winter to display an attractive gray-brown bark for all to see.

The Geneva American Persimmon Tree is native to North America and is best planted as specimen trees or in a fruit tree orchard. There are loads of uses for the persimmon fruit including fresh eating right off the tree, cooking into baked goods, jams & jellies, or dried for later use. They simply taste delicious!

Are American Persimmon Trees Self-Pollinating?

American Persimmon Tree pollination status varies from species to species, but the Geneva American Persimmon Tree is self-fertile. You can plant just a single tree and it will continue to bear fruit year after year, without the need for another pollinating fruit tree.

How Fast Do American Persimmon Trees Grow?

The size of a mature American Persimmon tree is 30 to 50 feet tall, but they can get taller in the wild with a 20 to 25 foot wide spread. The American Persimmon tree growth rate is moderate, up to 1 foot per year. 

When Do American Persimmon Trees Bear Fruit?

Like most persimmon trees, the American Persimmon tree will bear its fruit in the fall. With smaller fruits (ripe fruit is about the size of a golf ball) than its Asian Persimmon cousins, the American Persimmon fruit is round, bright orange, and very sweet. The orange fruit will ripen in the fall to soft, sweet flesh. Unripe fruit tastes astringent and firm.

How to Care For an American Persimmon Tree Bought Online

Grow this native tree across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9. With little maintenance needed to keep it thriving, it is adaptable to most soil sites as long as it’s in full sun with well-draining soil. It is an important food source for many wildlife including deer, birds, and squirrels. American Persimmon is moderately salt tolerant and a good choice for coastal plantings.

Most American Persimmon trees require another fruit tree in the area for cross-pollination, but the Geneva American Persimmon Tree is capable of self-pollination.

Apply a slow-release fertilizer in the early spring to help boost growth and fruit production. Prune the tree as desired to maintain shape and size. Maintain a regular watering schedule until the tree is well established. It is drought tolerant once established. The easy-going persimmon tree has no serious pest or disease problems.

The American Persimmon tree does not ship bare root. It is rooted in its nursery container in soil.

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Botanical Name
Diospyros virginiana 'American'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
20-25 ft

Mature Height
30-50 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Patrick K.
United States United States

Great Partnership

Perfect Plants team of professionals completely understand how to make the customer buying experience a pleasant process. I have made several purchases from PP and each time it has been nothing short of a 5 star performance. I will continue to look to PP team of pros as I continue to explore growing our property with their gems.

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Decent tree

Tree was a little spotty but overall healthy.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Anon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our American Persimmon Tree. We're sorry that the tree came in a little spotty but we can assure you that the spots are usually caused by our overhead irrigation system, which we use to water our plants before shipment and sometimes they can develop spotty leaves due to the stuffiness of the box. If you have any concerns or any further questions, please let us know and we'll be happy to help. Best, Shirley

Jeremy A.
United States United States

American persimmon

Tree arrives super healthy in perfect packaging. I did order 3 different persimmons. 2 of which were labeled the same. The deer candy and American persimmon. I was under the impression they were different items. But not a big deal. Although I would’ve just ordered 2 of the same since the price might’ve been a little lower.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you Jeremy for your feedback and kind words. Hope you and your American Persimmon Tree: Fall 2022 Pre Order are doing well. Take care!

United States United States

Persimmons trees

So far 3 weeks after planting the trees appear to be doing well


Perfect Plants Nursery

So happy to hear all is going well with your American Persimmon Tree. Bet you'll be picking persimmons in no time. Thank you for your continued support. Happy harvesting!

Dana W.
United States United States

Amazing Trees

I searched high and low on the internet for Persimmon trees and finally found them at Perfect Plants and they sure lived up to their name. They were huge and healthy and beautiful. They are growing right now in our orchard and doing great. I am so so happy to have found this website. Anyone need trees? Look here! Thank you Perfect Plants!

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Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Dana! Wow, we are truly grateful for your kind comments and your continued support of our small family business. We are thrilled to hear everything went well with your American Persimmon Tree order. Happy picking!

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