leave feedback about this particular page. Texas Persimmons (Diospyros texana) are resilient, graceful trees found from northern Mexico to Central Texas. The tree has small, purple fruit and is known for its peeling bark, which reveals shades of white, gray, and even pink on the trunk. These are the Texan Persimmon (Diospyros texana), and the American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), which grows in the eastern parts of this country. Bloom Color - White . This is a large and diverse group, with about 700 recognized species, growing throughout tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. google_ad_height = 90; Small white flowers in spring. google_color_border = "A8DDA0"; Small greeenish-white blooms produce small cherry-sized black fruits, which are ususally processed into jellies, jams and pie filling. [white,pink]. Only the female trees bear fruit.