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Paw Paw (Asimina triloba)

This deciduous tree produces a sweet yellowish-green fruit from the same family as cherimoya and custard apples.  The fruit can be eaten raw or used in desserts or jams.

Pawpaw trees are a host plant for the larvae of the zebra swallowtail butterfly.  The leaves and bark contain a neurotoxin that protects the butterflies throughout their lifecycle by making them unpalatable to predators.

Additional information

Special Features

Edible, Host Plants

Sun

Full, Partial, Shade

Soil

Average, Wet

Height

15'-30'

Bloom Color

Purple

Bloom Time

April, May

Native Plant Category

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines