American persimmon Diospyros virginiana care sheet

American Persimmon Care Sheet

American persimmon Diospyros virginiana is a tree native to the areas around Tennessee and the southern states. This is a true ebony. The interesting feature of this tree is the small orange fruits that mature in the fall. The trees are male and female. You will need one of each to pollinate the flowers.   

Soil: Well draining soil is a must for bonsai. They prefer rich loamy soil but can tolerate sandy and clay soils. The one thing they dislike is salty soil.  

Watering: Make sure that the soil is on the dry side before watering. Never let the soil dry all the way. In the summer I would water if the top of the soil is completely dry.

Sunlight: These trees love lots of sunshine. The tree can tolerate partial shade.

Fertilize: Fertilize with a 10:10:10 fertilizer. It is best to fertilize in late winter early spring. After the tree has fruited too much nitrogen might cause the fruit to drop.

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