Pawpaw (Asimina triloba

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Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Annonaceae

Height:15-30 feet

Spread: 15-30 feet

Native Range: Southeastern US

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: average well drained

Water: medium to wet

Sunlight needs: full sun to part shade

Tolerates: wet soil

Landscape use: rain garden, naturalize in wild garden, shrub border, becomes leggy in full shade

Brief Description: Small understory tree/shrub, often spreads via root suckers, cup shaped purple flowers in spring, edible fruit in early autumn, large slightly drooping leaves. 

Wildlife Benefits: Wildlife eagerly eat fruit.

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.

Stand out Features: Edible fruit similar in flavor and consistency to bananas, best fruit set occurs between unrelated trees.

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Additional information

Common Name

pawpaw

Scientific Name

Assimina triloba

Native Range

Southeastern United States

Zone

5 to 9

Height

15.00 to 30.00 feet

Spread

15.00 to 30.00 feet

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Description

Purple

Sun

Full sun to part shade

Water

Medium to wet

Maintenance

Low

Suggested Use

Rain Garden

Flower

Fragrant, Insignificant

Fruit

Showy, Edible

Tolerate

Wet Soil

Leaf

Good Fall