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Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon
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With its distinctive blocky bark, graceful pendulous habit, large drooping leaves, and fantastic yellow fall color, the Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon Tree will be a handsome addition to your landscape in all seasons. If wild Persimmon Trees grow near your home (they can be found from Connecticut to Florida and west to Kansas), you may get some fruit, too. Persimmon fruits are notorious for puckering you up when you eat them too early, but if you wait until they’re jelly-soft, they’re one of nature’s most delectable sugar rushes. The Persimmon Tree’s foliage also feeds the young of spectacular jade-green luna moths, which alone merits the inclusion of this wildlife-friendly accent tree in your garden.
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Spacing: 10' Apart
- Exposure: Full Sun
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The Common Persimmon is an extremely hard-wooded tree that is related to the tropical tree called Ebony, which has been used to make the sharps and flats on piano keyboards. Persimmon is an uncommon tree in landscapes, but hopefully that will change with the arrival of this brand new selection. Magic Fountain™ Persimmon was discovered in 2007 at the nursery of Ray Jackson in Belvidere, Tennessee. No hybridizing or special breeding work was done—it was simply a chance seedling that appeared and immediately stood out with its unusual columnar-weeping shape. Magic Fountain™ has a bright future in American landscapes, and you can be one of the first to own one.
Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon has small but delightful flowers that are worth checking out. Shaped like little upside-down urns, the waxy white and yellow flowers appear along the branches in late spring and early summer. The blossoms have a heavenly fragrance that appeals to humans and honeybees alike, and hard-working pollinators flock to them for the sweet nectar found inside.
How to Grow
With the Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon Tree, you can have a fascinating tree that no one in your neighborhood has, but you don’t have to be a tree expert to grow it. Plant it in a sunny site in rich, well-drained soil and provide regular irrigation during the establishment period for best results. Once this tough tree has put its deep roots firmly in the ground, it will be quite drought tolerant. Magic Fountain™ Persimmon is also tolerant of high winds, poor soil, temporary flooding, and some shade. Because this is a grafted tree, one thing you’ll need to do is to promptly prune off any non-weeping branches or suckers coming from the base of the tree or around it. These branches belong to the ordinary Persimmon that Magic Fountain™ is grafted to, and they shouldn’t be allowed to take over.
Questions & Answers
Q: Is the Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon male or female?
A: The Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon is a female selection of our Native Persimmon.
Q: Is the Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon self-pollinating or do I need another tree nearby in order to get fruit?
A: The Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon is not self-pollinating, so you do need a male variety of the American Persimmon in order to get fruit. * Note - Asian Persimmon will not cross pollinate with the American Persimmon and will not give you fruit.
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Size A Trees:
5-6’ tall. Grown and shipped in our #7 fruit tree container. Very rare and hard to find tree.
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