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Plant Details

Asimina triloba

Pawpaw

Scientific Name:

Asimina triloba

Genus:

Asimina

Species Epithet:

triloba

Common Name:

Pawpaw

Plant Type

Tree

Plant Family

Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple, Brown

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Sandhills

Habitat Description:

Alluvial forests, other moist, nutrient-rich forests.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Bloom

image

Martha Baskin
May 09

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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