Every knowledgeable deer (and deer hunter) knows the only thing better than having a loaded persimmon dropping her sweet treats is having a GROVE of “simmons” to choose from. Those single trees are great but it seems the deer don’t go too far out of their way for just one tree. If you really want to bring ‘em in close from great distances, establish patches of trees to see some real results. Since persimmons can produce fruit on small stature trees, you may also want to plan ahead by planting a faster growing tree to hang a stand in nearby.
Green Giant Trees
Hardiness ZonesThe green giant arborvitae can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–7.
Sun PreferenceFull sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Will grow up to 3' per year until maturity.
- Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.
- Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary.
- Should be planted 5–6' apart for a screen or hedge.
- Is a public domain tree, meaning anyone can propagate it from cuttings.
- Has no serious disease or pest problems.
- Features tiny, scale-like, glossy green leaves that are packed closely together in overlapping rows on divided branchlets, displaying in a flattened, fan-like spray.
- Yields 1/2" long oblong cones that emerge green in the summer and turn brown in the winter.
- Releases a pleasing aroma when leaves are squeezed.
- Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a fast-growing windbreak.
- Shows better resistance to browsing by deer than most arborvitae.
- Grows in a pyramidal shape.
Methley Plum Tree
- Does well in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, and well-drained soils (hardiness zones 5–9).
- Prefers full sun, with at least six hours of direct sunlight every day.
- Grows best in climates with low humidity during the growing season.
- Self-pollinates, but planting two or more together is suggested for best results.
- Can grow to be 10–20 feet high with a spread of 10–20 feet at full maturity.
- Grows at a moderate rate and will typically begin to bear fruit after 2–4 growing seasons.
Nuttall Oak Trees-4-6 ft
Belle Georgia Peach
Hardiness ZonesThe belle of georgia peach can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–8.
Sun PreferenceFull sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Produces large, creamy white freestone fruit with a bright red cheek. The flesh is firm, white with a tinge of red, and highly flavored--ideal for eating, baking and canning.
- Yields ripe fruit typically in late August.
- Is self-fertile but provides a better crop when planted in multiples.
- Begins to bear large crops at ages 3–4 and reaches full potential at ages 8–12.
- Blooms in the spring, with a profusion of bright pink to brilliant red flowers.
- Is available in standard and dwarf sizes. Our standard Belle of Georgia seedlings are budded to Nemaguard rootstock, and our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Prunus besseyi (Sand Cherry). Dwarf trees should be staked to help them bear the weight of the fruit and prevent leaning.
- Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 800–850. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
- Grows in a rounded shape.