University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Pawpaw
Asimina triloba
Pawpaw leaves
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Difficult to transplant.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 7 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 15-20 Feet
Features: Small, but interesting, dark purple flowers in spring; tropical-looking, drooping foliage; yellow fall color; tasty fruit.
Culture: This is an understory tree, so it does well in shade, but also grows in full sun; prefers a consistently moist soil; best in a slightly acid soil, but tolerant of alkaline soils.
Cultivars: Some cultivars have been developed, but are generally difficult to obtain.
Mature Form: Rounded to pyramidal; often multi-trunked
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Use for: Massing.Massing
Patio
Use for: Screen.Screen
Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: A good choice for moist sites.

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