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Persimmon Trees

Persimmon trees are fruit-bearing trees that likely originated in China or Japan. These easy-to-grow trees are naturally resistant to many diseases, and they easily avoid late frost damage, as they are one of the last trees to bloom each spring. Persimmons are characterized by their fiery orange color. In fall, a persimmon tree’s foliage is a brilliant array of reds, oranges and yellows. We grow two types of persimmon trees: Asian persimmon trees and American persimmon trees. Mature Asian persimmon trees are comparatively smaller. American persimmon trees are larger, hardier and native to North America. Depending on the variety and ripeness, persimmons can be either astringent or non-astringent. All unripe American persimmons are astringent, so these should be eaten when fully ripe and soft.

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Persimmon Trees

Buyer's Guide

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a persimmon tree.

Mature Tree Size

Make sure you pick the right size tree for your space. When our persimmon trees mature, they will fall into one of three ranges:

  • Dwarf persimmon trees mature to be about 8-10’ tall and wide. Even though they are smaller, they produce an abundance of full-size fruit.
  • Asian persimmon trees mature to be about 15-20’ tall and wide. These medium-sized trees are very productive; they give you maximum fruit yield per square foot.
  • American persimmon trees are the largest of the persimmons. They will be anywhere from 35-50’ tall when they reach full height. They are perfect if you have a large space or want a multi-purpose shade tree.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a persimmon tree will produce fruit or even survive. We have persimmon trees that grow well almost anywhere, from zone 4 to 10. Before ordering a variety, be sure the tree’s recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Shipping Information

All of our persimmon trees are shipped to you in our exclusive EZ Start® bottomless pots. When shipped to you, the trees will be approximately 1-2' tall. These containers allow some roots to be air pruned as they grow out the bottom, so that a dense mass of productive feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting and establishing easier and quicker. These roots also help to accelerate growth rates and may encourage earlier fruiting.

Upgrade Option

To give you a head start on growing persimmon trees, we offer upgrades called Select EZ Start® potted trees for most of our varieties. When shipped to you, these top-grade selections will be somewhat larger — approximately 3-4' tall.

Promise of Satisfaction

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund. Read more

Which option is best for me?

Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:

Dwarf

Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.

Semi-Dwarf

Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.

Standard

Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

Stark Supreme Tree®

Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.

Select EZ Start® Potted Trees

Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.

Promise of Satisfaction

Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. It's just that simple. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or refund your full purchase price if you don't want a replacement. To receive your replacement or refund, please call 800.325.4180. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

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