Persimmon Tree Bark Facts
In any discussion of persimmon trees (Diospyros spp.), the old saying “Its bark is worse than its bite” simply doesn’t apply. Bite into an unripe persimmon, and your mouth will dry out, pucker up and feel as if it’s filled with sandpaper. Persimmon tree bark, on the other hand, boasts a color and texture that give it year-round ornamental appeal. For more facts on the bark and its history, read on!