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NC Native Plant Society:
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Asimina parviflora

dwarf pawpaw

Scientific Name:

Asimina parviflora

Genus:

Asimina

Species Epithet:

parviflora

Common Name:

dwarf pawpaw

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Plant Family

Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green, Purple, Brown

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandy or rocky, dry to fairly moist forests

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Bloom

with a little damage

image

Tom Harville
May 09

Plant

Y-shaped plant in the foreground with new leaves on the ends

image

Tom Harville
May 09

Small flowers open in the spring before the leaves emerge.

Garden in Mecklenburg Co., NC

The Scientific Name is Asimina parviflora. You will likely hear them called dwarf pawpaw. This picture shows the Small flowers open in the spring  before the leaves emerge. of Asimina parviflora

Larry Mellichamp

Developing fruit.

Greenville Co., SC

The Scientific Name is Asimina parviflora. You will likely hear them called dwarf pawpaw. This picture shows the Developing fruit. of Asimina parviflora

Larry Mellichamp

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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