Pawpaw Tree

Pawpaw Tree

Pawpaw Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Asimina triloba
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Multistemmed with short trunk and spreading branches
Height:   15 to 30'
Weight:   15 to 20'
Leaf:   6 to 12" alternate, simple leaves; has an unpleasant odor when crushed; yellow fall foliage
Flower/Fruit:   Maroon flowers in early spring; 3 to 5" yellowish green fruit ripens to dark brown with yellow pulp; taste similar to banana
Comments:    Native; difficult to transplant; best used along edges of property; may form clumps from root sprouts; larva food for zebra swallowtail butterflies
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --