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Treetops and Tombstones: Charlotte's Super Natural Arboretum
Entry 4 of 14
This is a contributing entry for Treetops and Tombstones: Charlotte's Super Natural Arboretum and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.
The bark on this native tree resembles alligator skin with thick, short furrows that form square blocky ridges. The tree's glossy dark green, simple leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall. In the late spring, yellow fragrant bell-shaped female flowers give way to orange edible fruit in the fall. The fruit is loved by wildlife. The wood is dark brown, heavy, hard, shock resistant, and commonly used for golf clubs.

  • Persimmon Bark
  • Plant, Flower, Branch, Terrestrial plant