SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX and San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio TX
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.
Additional Common Names
TEXAS PERSIMMON, MEXICAN PERSIMMON
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.
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.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Diospyros texana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 21, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/diospyros-texana >