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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

Flower buds in early April

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Developing fruit in May

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Maturing fruit in July

North Carolina mountains

Bettina Darveaux

~10 yr old specimen

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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