Will persimmon tolerate flooding?

alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)October 21, 2013


I may have an opportunity to plant some American persimmon trees at a community garden nearby. There is an area there that floods when it rains, and there can be standing water for several days after heavy rains. FWIW, there are a lot of buttercups and coreopsis growing there. How well does American persimmon tolerate standing water?

There is also space where it does not flood, but I was hoping to take advantage of the flood prone area with something that will put up with that, and save the higher ground for trees that will not.


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Yes, they do take a beating.Flooding over a month or so maybe not.Just plant them and you are good to go.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 1:07PM
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alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)

Thanks for the feedback. I don't think the area is ever flooded more than a week or so, certainly not a month.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 12:45PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

If possible mound up the dirt before planting.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 1:55PM
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