Common Persimmon is a deciduous tree that is best grown in average to dry, well-drained soil but will grow in many different conditions. It tolerates drought, shaded sites, and urban sites. This tree produces an edible fruit that is sweet when ripe in the fall, tastes similar to an apricot and high in Vitamins A & C. Persimmons are dioecious, bearing male and female flowers on separate trees. The wood of the persimmon is quite hard and smooth and is used for a variety of products such as driver heads for golf clubs. Excellent wildlife and bird habitat for critters in the fall and winter and attracts many native pollinators. Full sun to part shade.