Diospyros virginiana

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyros virginiana
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    Corylus colurna
  • PRONUNCIATION:
  • 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.
  • PROPAGATION:
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:

 

 

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