How to Grow Asimina triloba Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Pawpaw

Pawpaw fruit photograph by StingrayPhil.

Asimina triloba Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Asimina triloba
  • Common Name: Pawpaw
  • Growing Zone: USA: 5 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 360
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 180 to 240
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Purple
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seeds
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Birds, Butterflies
  • Tolerant of: Wet Soil
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Areas requiring pest tolerance, Specimen, Woodland garden
  • Family: Annonaceae.
  • Closely Related Species: Soursop.
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Attracts butterflies, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Asimina
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Asimina triloba. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ wet soil plant growing guides: How to grow Synthyris and Rodgersia plants.

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