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Asimina triloba 'Sunflower'

Common Name(s):
Sunflower pawpaw
Categories:
Edible Plants, Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Pawpaw is a small native deciduous tree. It will appear in cluster when in understory, but it needs full sun to ensure fruiting. The pawpaw tree produces self-defensive compounds so that the pest is usually not a problem. It is a slow growing tree which needs several years to bear. Self-fertile.

Height:
15-20 ft.
Flower:
The not showy purple flower blooms in spring.
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun, partial shade, shade tolerant. Full-sun to ensure fruiting. Well-drained, deep, slightly acid fertile soil.
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Upright, pyramidal crown in full sun
Edibility:
Sunflower pawpaw produces large yellow fruit. the yellow flesh has few seeds and ripens in mid to late September.
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
It features alternate, simple, oblong green leaves. Showy yellow fall color.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 3028

Asimina triloba 'Sunflower' Tree form
Photo by Edible Landscaping , CC BY - 2.0