I have roughly 100 native persimmon trees with about half blooming this years. Bee activity was intense but duration short. Much of that short flow was obstructed by inclement weather.A few years ago we planted some native persimmon trees. This year we had one bloom for the first time. The tree had a decent number of blooms. Yesterday the bees sounded like a swarm they were working the blooms so hard.
Another plus is the persimmon will fill a void between poplar and sourwood.