Asimina triloba Paw-Paw Tree
Easy in sun or shade, and so heavy yielding!
With huge leaves that might look more at home in the jungle, this Eastern U.S. plant is actually hardy to -25? F! In the wild it is a forest understory tree, but it also tolerates full sun. In fact, this adaptable plant will probably thrive just about anywhere within its hardiness range, given adequate drainage and water!
The fruits, weighing up to a pound each, are rich, sweet, and custard-like, with hints of banana and vanilla. Expect generous yields on trees 15 to 30 feet tall. Plant at least two for pollination. Zones 4-9.
|Item Form||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||4 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer|
|Plant Height||15 ft - 30 ft|
|Plant Width||10 ft - 15 ft|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green, Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|