#125 Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

We have not been able to verify if this tree is still alive. At the time of its nomination in 2001, it stood on the grounds of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

Statistics (2001)

  • Circumference (In.): 43"
  • Height (Ft.): 76'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 34'
  • Total Points: 128

More Information

  • Nominated By: Jeannie Smith
  • Year Added: 2001
  • Owned By: Park Presbyterian Church
  • Current condition: Unknown
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private Church
  • Nearest Address: 2501 Oxford Place
  • Ecological Value: Persimmons have a mutualistic relationship with the many animals that eat their fruit. The animals (such as foxes, raccoons, black bears, etc.) get a nutritious snack and the seeds from the fruit appear in their scat and germinate to become new persimmon trees!
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