Asimina triloba, Paw Paw 18-24″


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Botanic Name (s):        Asimina triloba

Common Name(s):      Pawpaw

Mature height :20-35′

Mature spread:20-35′

Flower Color/ Bloom Time :     Purple /April -June

Fruit:          Yellow, berry

Fall Color:Yellow / copper red

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun     Part Sun

Soil moisture:    Average    Moist

Soil Ph:5.2-7.2

Soil Type:

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay

Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark

Sandy soil, coarse texture

Native Habitat:         River valleys, bottomlands, understory of woodws

Notes:            Asimina triloba is a larval host and/or nectar source for:

Zebra Swallowtail
(Eurytides marcellus)

Larval Host

Pawpaw sphinx
(Dolba hyloeus)


Edible Parts

High Wildlife Value:                Beneficial Insects          Butterflies               SongbirdsSmall Mammals

Culinary uses

FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands

Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions

Threatened / Endangered:       New Jersey, New York

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