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Diospyros texana

Diospyros texana
Texas persimmon; black persimmon
Diospyros texana
Dropped its leaves after the hard freeze of January 2018, but pushed out new ones by mid-February

Common name Texas persimmon; black persimmon
Family ebenaceae
Life cycle tree (Z8b-11)
Flowers white
Size to 20'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes heat and drought tolerant

Small tree or large shrub native to Texas, where it survives heat and drought conditions with aplomb. Female plants produce small black fruit, attractive to wildlife, as well as to humans who don't mind eating the little bit of flesh around the large seeds. At maturity, the smooth bark is an attractive feature. Small simple oval leaves.

Texas persimmon; black persimmon
Starting to bloom mid-March...
Diospyros texana are numerous but not very showy

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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