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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Asimina triloba

Pawpaw

Scientific Name:

Asimina triloba

Genus:

Asimina

Species Epithet:

triloba

Common Name:

Pawpaw

Plant Type

Tree

Plant Family

Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple, Brown

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Sandhills

Habitat Description:

Alluvial forests, other moist, nutrient-rich forests.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Bloom

image

Martha Baskin
May 09

Flower buds in early April

Garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Asimina triloba. You will likely hear them called Pawpaw. This picture shows the Flower buds in early April of Asimina triloba

Bettina Darveaux

Developing fruit in May

Garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Asimina triloba. You will likely hear them called Pawpaw. This picture shows the Developing fruit in May of Asimina triloba

Bettina Darveaux

Maturing fruit in July

North Carolina mountains

The Scientific Name is Asimina triloba. You will likely hear them called Pawpaw. This picture shows the Maturing fruit in July of Asimina triloba

Bettina Darveaux

~10 yr old specimen in late July of a dry year with a sneak preview of its fall yellow leaf color

Garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Asimina triloba. You will likely hear them called Pawpaw. This picture shows the ~10 yr old specimen in late July of a dry year with a sneak preview of its fall yellow leaf color of Asimina triloba

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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