American persimmon is native to southern central and eastern North America. Growing eventually to 30′-50′, with spreading, slightly pendulous branches. The trees are either male or female, so several should be planted if fruit is desired. In the Pacific Northwest, seedling American persimmon fruit usually will not ripen well, but the trees are ornamental and easy to grow even without fruiting. Occasionally, some trees will produce fruit that will ripen- the fruit needs to be very soft to be edible and not astringent. Tolerant of most soils, sun to partial shade. Good fall foliage color and corky bark add to the ornamental quality.
Hardy to Zone 4
Shipping InformationThe Nursery at Cloud Mountain Farm Center is primarily a nursery for local and regional walk-in customers. We do have a limited shipping season for out of the area customers.
We ship plants from mid-February to late April to all states within the U.S., as weather and state agricultural restrictions permit. Because we are unable to guarantee the success and health of your plant outside of the U.S., we do not currently ship to other countries.
Since we do not use cold storage, some plants only ship best at certain times or are only available for local pick-up. If you are in the Midwest, East Coast, or Alaska, we may not be able to ship dormant plants if we are concerned about the quality of your plants upon arrival.
We only ship orders once a week, with packages leaving our local post office on Tuesdays. We will communicate your scheduled shipping date in your order confirmation. This allows us proper time to package your order carefully and account for any sudden weather changes.
We ship by USPS Priority Mail to help ensure your plants arrive quickly and in good health. All shipping costs are calculated based on USPS shipping zones. To learn more about your shipping zone, visit the USPS website.