Spotlighted by Landscape Architect magazine as an Industry 'mover and shaker', Wright identified American-persimmon, Diospyros Virginiana
, as a 'Plant of CARE' challenging all to select and install plants that work-well for their region.
For example, the following species are projected to shift their northern limit by at least 100 km to the north: Celtis laevigata, Cercis canadensis, Cornus florida, Diospyros virginiana
, Liquidambar styracifiua, Nyssa sylvatica, Oxydendrum arboreum, Pinus echinata, P.
The fossil record of Diospyros extends from the mid Cretaceous Period and Diospyros virginiana was present and presumably abundant in North America during the Pleistocene (Skallerup, 1953).
One candidate seed disperser for the Diospyros virginiana is the Coyote (Canis latrans) which is known to frequently include fruit in its diet.
Clearly the seeds of Diospyros virginiana can survive gut passage through Coyotes which agrees with the results of Cypher and Cypher (1999).
Cercis canadensis, Diospyros virginiana, Fraxinus americana, Rhamnus
copallina, Viburnum dentatum, Comus drummondii, Diospyros virginiana,
The common persimmon, Diospyros virginiana
, grows through-out the Southeastern United States and thrives in a wide range of soils.
Two species, Diospyros virginiana
and Ilex vomitoria Ait.
The parasitic microfungus Fusicladium levieri Magnus (anamorphic Ascomycota) was found for the first time in Indiana on Diospyros virginiana
While persimmon is a bona fide member of the Ebenanceae family, Diospyros virginiana
looks different from the rest of the family.
Linear regression and Pearson Product-Moment analyses were used to test for correlation between palmetto cover and abundance of Sapium sebiferum and Diospyros virginiana saplings in the plots.
Acer rubrum, Diospyros virginiana and Daubentonia drummondii are well represented, but their low dominance can be attributed to small trunk diameters.
Common persimmon Diospyros virginiana
Green ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica Honey locust Gleditsia triacanthos Black walnut Juglans nigra Eastern red cedar Juniperus virginiana Bois d'arc Maclura pomifera Red mulberry Morus rubra American sycamore Platanus occidentalis Eastern cottonwood Populus deltoides Bur oak Quercus macrocarpa Shumard oak Quercus shumardii Black willow Salix nigra Eve's necklace Sophora affinis Winged elm Ulmus alata American elm Ulmus americana Cedar elm Ulmus crassifolia Slippery elm Ulmus rubra Table 2.
hickory Celtis laevigata sugarberry Cornus florida flowering dogwood Diospyros virginiana
persimmon Fraxinus americana white ash Gleditsia triacanthos honeylocust Ilex opaca American holly Ilex vomitoria yaupon Juniperus virginiana eastern redcedar Liquidambar styraciflua sweetgum Magnolia virginiana sweetbay Morus rubra red mulberry Nyssa sylavatica black tupelo Ostrya virginiana eastern hophornbeam Pinus spp.