- BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyros virginiana
- COMMON NAME: Turkish Filbert
- FAMILY: betulaceae
- NATIVITY: Southeast Europe, and western Asia
- GROWTH HABIT: Broad pyramidal shape plant, short trunk. 40 to 50' high, can be 70 to 80' tall.
- HARDINESS: USDA Zone 4 to 7
- CULTURE: Prefer full sun, well drained loamy soil.
- LANDSCAPE USE: Possible for lawn or street trees.
- FOLIAGE: Alternate, simple 2 1/2 to 6" long.Broadly ovate ro obovate, doubly serrate or crenate serrate margin, acuminate apex and cordate base.
- BUDS: Large bud, 1/3"long with soft pubescent. Green tinged brown.
- BARK: Pale brown to gray brown.
- FLOWER: Monoecious. Male in catkins, 2 to 3"long; Female inconspicuous.
- FRUIT:Nut 1/2" to 5/8" diameter, the involucre about 1 1/2 to 2" long, fruit grouped 3 or more together. Fruit in September to October.
- PESTS: None serious.