Pawpaw Tree

$7.00

Asimina triloba

 

15 in stock

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Description

PawPaw (Asimina triloba) is a small tree that can sometimes take the form of a large shrub. It may tolerate some cooler climates if well protected. Holds its green foliage well into the fall before turning a bright yellow. Prefers to be grown in soil that is slightly acidic and consistently moist. Choose a location that has more sun than shade and protected from strong winds. Well known for its edible fruit that is large, sweet, and similar to some tropical species such as mango. PawPaw are pollinated by flies and/or beetles, however the rate of pollination is low and home gardeners may need to pollinate their trees by hand. In general, two or more trees are needed for pollination. This tree is native to the Carolinian Zone, and will grow best in the milder regions of Southern Ontario.

Wondering if this species is right for your landscape? Check out these resources:

More information about PawPaw

https://www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum/thingstosee/trees/pawpaw

More information about the Carolinian Zone

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/migratory-bird-conservation/publications/ontario-carolinian-forests-preserve-songbird.html

Map of the Carolinian Zone

https://caroliniancanada.ca/about

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Additional information

Weight 0.13 kg
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 20 cm
Fall Colours

Yellow

Flower Colour

Purple

Bloom Period

Spring

Pollinators

Butterflies

Light Requirements

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam, Sandy Loam

Moisture Requirements

Medium, Moist