Medium to large deciduous tree forming colonies via suckers. Young trees are distinctively pyramidal but become oval with age. Typically 35–40 feet high.
Dark glossy green leaves that can develop yellow, orange, to red-purple fall color.
Yellow-green to white-green that bloom in the spring.
Small 1–2 inches in diameter persimmons (ovoid berry), ornamental, edible after sharp freezes.
Spot. To treat individual trees, use the Low-Volume Basal method and apply Remedy® Ultra herbicide tank-mixed with a commercial basal oil, diesel fuel, fuel oil or kerosene or apply undiluted, ready-to-use Pathfinder® II herbicide.
Another effective option for treating individual trees is a soil spot concentrate application of undiluted Tordon® 22K herbicide. In accordance with the label, place 2–4 ml (or cc’s, using an old syringe) per inch of stem diameter directly on the soil beneath the plant – between the trunk and the edge of the dripline. If the plant is growing on a slope, place the herbicide on the tree’s upslope side. Apply the spots of liquid in a ring around the plant. Treat prior to expected rainfall, especially during the spring or early fall.
Broadcast. Apply Spike® 20P herbicide at the labeled rate of 10–20 lbs per acre.