FAMILIAR TREES OF SOUTH CAROLINA CLEMSON EXTENSION BUL 117

Common Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana
The wood of the persimmon tree is heavy, hard, dense and strong. It is used for golf club heads, shuttles, and in wood turnery. On older trees the bark is almost black, breaking into thick, nearly square blocks, looking like alligator hide.

Natural distribution in South Carolina


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