Common Name: common persimmon
Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 2325
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 152 in.
Height: 85 ft.
Crown: 68 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Willilamson
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Declared national champion in 2016 and recognized as national co-champion in 2019, sharing title with a tree in Ohio. The tree should be safe and receives good care.
Trunk comprises three stems that fork at about 3 feet above ground line. Trunk measurement recorded here is the smallest girth between ground level and the trunk fork. Each stem girth was measured at 4.5' above ground in June 2022 and recorded as 83", 82", 58". A composite trunk circumference calculated from these measurements would be 130", which would bring the score down to 232 points. The national co-champion in Ohio has a similar trunk form, so these trees are being similarly compared.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Suffolk
Land Owner: Constance Woods Homeowner Association
GPS Coordinates: 36.73556, -76.58906
Directions: From Main Street in downtown Suffolk, take Constance Road to the west approximately 1/4 mile to Constance Woods. Turn right (north) and the tree is in the commons area straight ahead as you enter the complex.
Owner Phone: 757-539-7028
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Contact Info: Becky Habel is a member of the HOA. 757-539-7028
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson