pawpaw - Annonaceae Asimina triloba

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Taxonomy

FamilyAnnonaceae
GenusAsimina
Speciestriloba
Common Namepawpaw
iTree CodeASTR

Plant Form

FormShrub or small tree: often multi-stemmed, crown open
Height40 feet
Spread35 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagelarge up to 12”, smooth but wavy edge, pointed tipLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgray with thin & irregular ridges; smoother when young
Budterminal bud no scales (naked), brown; lateral yellow and hairyBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twigcurrent year green & hairy, pervious year gray
Flowerbell-shaped, red/brown
Fruitoval, 4” long, yellow/green turning brown, sweet
Fall Colorbright yellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin4.6SoilIntolerant
Max9bMax7.1SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
TolerantModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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