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.