In old fields, common persimmon is a low, shrubby tree, 15 ft. tall. In rich, moist soil the species becomes a large tree, up to 100 ft. tall
Water Use: Medium
Wetland indicator status: FAC-
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Variable, growing best in moist, rich soil. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Acid-based, Calcareous.
Use Wildlife: The fruit attracts a variety of wildlife. Fruit-birds, Fruit-mammals, Browse
A male and female plant are required for fruiting, which usually starts at ages 5-7 years.