Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5a
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, pyramidal to rounded form; short trunk; suckers; 15-20’ tall and wide; large leaves; coarse texture; dark purple to maroon flowers in mid spring; greenish-yellow turning brownish-black, edible fruit in late summer to fall; needs cross pollination for fruit set; fruit attracts wildlife; yellow fall color; full sun to shade; prefers a fertile, deep, rich soil, high in organic matter, slightly acidic to neutral pH, moist, well-drained soil; sensitive to drought; native to eastern and southern U.S.; hardy to zone 5a; plant in protected location

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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