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 Height (Inches): 180 to 360
- Plant Spread (Inches): 180 to 240
- Time of Bloom: Spring
- Flower Details: Purple
- Leaf Foliage: Green
- 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
- Level of Maintenance: Low
- Propagation: Seeds
- How to Prune: Not usually required
- 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.