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Asimina triloba

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More About Asimina triloba

  • Small low branching tree, forming a dense pyramidal rounded crown
  • Cup-shaped purple flowers
  • Large, slightly drooping, elliptical green leaves
  • Foliage changes to a yellow colour late in the fall
  • Unique fruit has the sweet flavour and fleshy consistency of a banana
  • Fruit emerges green, aging yellowish and finally brown
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America

Flavour and fleshy consistency of the sweet-flavored fruits resemble bananas. Fruits are frequently eaten raw or used in ice cream or pies, although they can produce nausea in some people.  Early Americans made a yellow dye from the pulp of the ripened fruit.

Zone:

5

Height:

6-8 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

Purple
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Pawpaw can be used to naturalize in a native planting or wild garden, or grown in a shrub border or woodland area, especially in damp areas along ponds or streams.


Asimina triloba Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge