You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Diospyros virginiana L. Common Persimmon
Author: Halls, Lowell K.;
Source: In: Silvics of North America. Hardwoods. Agric . Handb. 654. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture: 294-298. Vol. 2.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), also called simmon, possumwood, and Florida persimmon, is a slow-growing tree of moderate size found on a wide variety of soils and sites. Best growth is in the bottom lands of the Mississippi River Valley. The wood is close grained and sometimes used for special products requiring hardness and strength. Persimmon is much better known for its fruits, however. They are enjoyed by people as well as many species of wildlife for food. The glossy leathery leaves make the persimmon tree a nice one for landscaping, but it is not easily transplanted because of the taproot.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Halls, Lowell K. 1981. Diospyros virginiana L. Common Persimmon. In: Silvics of North America. Hardwoods. Agric . Handb. 654. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture: 294-298. Vol. 2.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility