Persimmon Trees
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Will a persimmon tree grow near an established Black walnut tree? I live in Pennsylvania near Philly.

Zone 18938 Zone 5 | vga924 added on April 7, 2019 | Answered

I am concerned about the Juglone put out by the Black Walnut. Please advise. I am interested in a fruit bearing Persimmon, and I hear they are native to where I live. thanks gabriel 267 922 3548

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 8, 2019

The roots of the black walnut leak this toxic chemical into the soil, where plants sensitive to juglone may absorb the toxin. The best defense against black walnut toxicity is to avoid planting gardens and orchards near black walnut trees. If space is an issue, creating raised garden beds may protect plants from juglone toxins.

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