Asimina triloba

The Pawpaw is a small deciduous, understory tree. Often found in shady woodlands along ditches and floodplain areas. Leaves are large, green and tropical-like. It produces purple to maroon flowers that bloom from April to May. Flowers are pollinated primarily by beetles and flies. The fruits that follow can be up to 6 inches long and have a banana-like/custard flavor. This is the only host plant to the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly!

Sun Exposure

Part to Full Shade

Bloom Time

April to May

Soil Moisture

Moist to Medium

Plant Height

12-36 Feet

Host plant to

Zebra Swallowtail Butterflies