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Eastern Persimmon: Identification and Management in Pastures and Rangeland

James Locke

By James Locke
Planned Consultation Manager and Senior Soils and Crops Consultant

Posted Oct. 3, 2012

Eastern persimmon (Diospyros virginiana L.) is a native tree species also known as common persimmon, possumwood, American ebony, white ebony and butterwood. It has a natural range that extends from the upper Atlantic Coast west to Nebraska, south to Texas and east to Florida. The range has expanded to most of the Continental United States, primarily due to fruit tree and ornamental plantings.

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