Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tree Year 2011: American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) #5



A large view of the American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) shows it still appears to be dormant. Everything around it is greening up, but the persimmon shows no change. I've "seen" this tree every year for the past 24 springs, but until I started paying closer attention to it for The Tree Year, I never realized it was one of the last trees to leaf out and/or bloom.




A closer inspection of the persimmon tree, show that it is finally preparing to leaf out. Leaf buds on April 6, are shown above.




The leaf buds are opening a few days later on April 10.


Previous Tree Year posts for this American Persimmon.


Celebrate a tree in 2011.  It's easy:  Observe, photograph, sketch, or discuss and share with other tree huggers.  Please visit The Tree Year 2011 to participate or find other blog posts dedicated to trees from around the world.

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6 comments:

texwisgirl said...

I only learned about the persimmon tree a few years back - their fruit is so fleshy that I don't like them. It geeks me out (like tomatoes and plums do too). :)

jeannette said...

Buds are always exciting! You have enough land (believe me this was the first time i read about you 40 acres:) ) to have a nice orchard:)

Q said...

I shall look for the American Persimmon tree next time I am out in the wild.
Thanks for the link. I hug lots of trees and am lately head over heels in love with the Dogwood. Yesterday I was crazy for the Lilac. It is that time of year....
Great catching up with you this afternoon.
Sherry

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Our Locust tree is the last to sprout in our garden. I will have to look around to find a persimmon.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

So good to see these buds. Spring is so late for us this year!

gwendolen said...

"I've "seen" this tree every year for the past 24 springs, but until I started paying closer attention to it for The Tree Year, I never realized it was one of the last trees to leaf out and/or bloom."

*chuckles*