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Order: Ebenales
   Family: Ebenaceae
            Genus: Diospyros
                        Specie: virginiana

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Leaves turn yellow to red-purple in autumn; yellow-orange edible fruit

Uses: Specimen tree Shade tree Fruit production

Zones: 5-9

Description: Native to eastern USA, this 50 ft (15?m) tall deciduous tree has an upright, fairly narrow growth habit and simple oval leaves around 4?in (10?cm) long that sometimes color well in autumn. It is an easily grown tree, more drought tolerant than most in the

Growth Habit: Upright trunk with rounded dense canopy


Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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