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  Texas Persimmon (Chapote)  
Common Name: Texas Persimmon (Chapote)
Latin Name: Diospyros texana
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Fragrant flowers, smooth gray bark, and dark edible fruits.
Comments: Drought-tolerant native with attractive exfoliating bark.
Problems: Thin bark is easily damaged.
Firewise: Yes
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