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Common Pawpaw

Asminia triloba

Interesting Flower Provides edible fruit

Characteristics:
Small, deciduous, tree. Often described as "short-trunked" with large tropical like leaves.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers moist, slightly acidic soils. Does well in full sun.

Uses:
The fruit is fragrant and has a custard-like texture. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A and C. Fruit matures in late September or early October.

Height:
15-20' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

Shape:
Dense-pyramidal or round-topped

Flowers:
Interesting flowers that emerge green and change to purple/maroon. Blooms before or as leaves are developing.

Leaves:
Large dark green leaves in the summer. Fades to yellow in the fall.

Bark:
Young shoots and leaves are covered with a rusty down that will later become smooth.

Native to Florida, west to Nebraska and Texas.