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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Diospyros texana-Texas Persimmon  

Large shrub to small evergreen tree. Bark is dappled silver gray, leaves dark green leathery, 15' x 15', Slow unless additional water, Fruit is purple and edible, Bark is one of the best features, Full sun, drought tolerant, some fruit litter some years It is one of the best of the small Texas native trees. Will grow best in shallow, rocky limestone soils but seems tolerant of most soils as long as placed in a sunny and well drained site.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003