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Diospyros texana           (dye-OS-pear-us tex-AN-uh)      

Deciduous        Sun to part shade          Height 20 feet    Spread 12 feet    Spacing 12- 15 feet


HABIT:  Trunks and branches resemble crape myrtle. Small leaves, insignificant fall color. Slow growing. Small leathery leaves. 1 inch fruit turns black in fall.

CULTURE:        Easy to grow in most soils, drought tolerant. Can grow easily in rocky areas.

USES:              Ornamental garden tree, decorative bark.

PROBLEMS:     Few if any.


NOTES:            Native to South and Central Texas.


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