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Pawpaw
Asimina triloba
Annonaceae

Maroon Swish

Pawpaw- Asimina triloba Annonaceae This native tree produces lurid maroon 1-2” flowers along the stems in early spring, pollinated flowers produce thick 5” long fruit that raccoons adore (if you want some for yourself – pick them when they are still green in late summer & let them ripen indoors, they are quite tasty, somewhat like banana custard), 6-12” drooping oval shiny leaves are very attractive on plants both young & old and turn lemon yellow in fall, food plant for Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillars (Papilio marcellus), likes acid soil, pyramidal shape at maturity. Our plants are young – Pawpaws have tap roots that don’t like a lot of disturbance. Plant these with fertile, loamy soil & give them light shade for the first couple of years to help them establish. (Native range: NY, s. ON to MI, south to FL & TX)

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
25-40’ tall (10-20’ wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b
Tree

Native Range: NY, s. ON to MI, south to FL & TX

Pawpaw - 6-12 inch tall in a 3.5 inch pot $15.75
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