Common Name Texas Persimmon, Chapote
Latin Name Diospyros texana
Native Habitat Between 1,100 and 5,700 feet in central and south Texas and northeast Mexico
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low organic content
Water Once each month, none once established
Height X Width 20 feet X 12 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Dark green, deciduous
Garden Suitability Songbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Green to white-green urn shaped flowers, edible black fruit on female  trees, dioecious, madrone-like peeling bark, cold marginal
Nature Value Attracts bees, butterflies, birds, and deer
Native American Uses Fruit eaten, black dye
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55056/
    Images and data http://aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/natives/diospyrostexana.htm
    Images, and data http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/images/pics/ebe/diospyros_texana.htm
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/DtoF/diospytex.htm
    Seeds http://b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Diospyros%20texana&sref=85423
    Seeds http://www.catalpatreeseeds.com/CandyPress/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=1420
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=dite3
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Ebenaceae/Diospyros_texana.html
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DITE3
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