Texas Persimmon is a smooth-barked shrub or small tree common throughout most of South Texas. Persimmon can be found throughout the western two-thirds of Texas in rocky, open woodlands, open slopes, and arroyos. Texas Persimmon is frequent in the Rio Grande Plains and southern Coastal Prairie. The fruit is consumed by many birds including the Rio Grande Turkey and quail. White-tailed deer browse the leaves and eat the fruit.