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TEXAS PERSIMMON
Diospyros texana

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Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX and San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio TX

General Notes

Branches don't droop, and resist breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Central and Western Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Ebenaceae

Additional Common Names

TEXAS PERSIMMON, MEXICAN PERSIMMON

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 40 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Persistent, Black or Green Berry, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible and Wildlife use it.

Bark Gray to White, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip, Container or Street Tree.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Diospyros texana Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/diospyros-texana >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.