Tree Information

Common Name: common persimmon

Scientific Name: Diospyros virginiana

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2325

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 152 in.

Height: 85 ft.

Crown: 68 ft.

Points: 254

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.

Gary Williamson Mar-15

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Suffolk

State Map

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 Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

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

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