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PAWPAW
Asimina triloba

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Photo Locations: Louisiana State Arboretum - Ville Platte, LA, Cohn Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, River Banks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Grown as either a single or multi-trunked small tree. Fruit has a rich custard-like flavor. Eaten raw or used for making jelly.

Has fragrant Flower, Fruit and Leaf.

Native to the Midwest, Southern and Eastern United States.

Family: Annonaceae

Additional Common Names

PAWPAW, HOOSIER BANANA

Tree Characteristics

Conical or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 25 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oblong, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Purple. Flowers in Spring.

Brown, Orange or Mostly Green Berry, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible and Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Brown or Gray, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9, 14 and 18 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Armillaria.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Irritant Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Asimina triloba Tree Record." 1995-2020. Oct 27, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/asimina-triloba >

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