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Plant Details

Diospyros virginiana

Persimmon, Possum Apple, Possumwood

Scientific Name:

Diospyros virginiana

Common Name:

Persimmon, Possum Apple, Possumwood

Plant Family

Ebenaceae (Ebony Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Tree

Bloom Color(s):

White, Green

Size in Feet:

45

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-xeric, Sub-mesic, Mesic, Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Dry woods, sandhills, disturbed places, floodplain and mesic forests, fencerows. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Good fall color.

Male Blooms

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Jack Spruill

Female Blooms

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Jack Spruill

Blooms and Leaves

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Jack Spruill

New Fruit

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Jack Spruill
Aug 09

Don't eat them when they're green.

Ripe fruit

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David Paynter, Federal Point south of Kure Beach

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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