Plant Care Common Persimmon

Common Persimmon

About Common Persimmon

'Morris Burton' is a small to medium-sized tree which is partially self-fertile and produces some male flowers. The orange-red fruits have excellent flavor and are considered one of the best native persimmons. This tree prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil.


Diospyros virginiana

Also known as

American persimmon, Eastern persimmon, Simmon, Possumwood, Possum apples and Sugar plum

How to care for Common Persimmon


How often to water your Common Persimmon

Water needs for Common Persimmon
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Persimmon needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Persimmon

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Persimmon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Persimmon: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Persimmon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Persimmon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Persimmon

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Persimmon: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Persimmon after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Common Persimmon is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Common Persimmon

Common Persimmon

Common Persimmon

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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