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Paw Paw in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Asimina triloba

 

Paw Paw

Asimina are deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees. They have oval leaves, and purplish flowers that are followed by edible sweet, pulpy, greenish or yellow fruits. Asimina triloba has unusual cup-shaped flowers, with 3 large calyx lobes surrounding 6 purple-brown petals (3 large and 3 small). These are followed by oval, edible fruit up to 12 cm long, yellow-green, ripening to yellow-brown. The fruit are only produced in long hot Summers. Hardy to -10C

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plant Features
  • Paw Paw likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Paw Paw likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Paw Paw is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Paw Paw likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Paw Paw

Latin name

Asimina triloba

type

Fruiting Trees or Shrubs

family

Annonaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Paw Paw likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Paw Paw is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Paw Paw likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Paw Paw likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Paw Paw is 8.00meters x 8.00meters 8.00 M 8.00 M

Asimina triloba

Asimina are deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees. They have oval leaves, and purplish flowers that are followed by edible sweet, pulpy, greenish or yellow fruits. Asimina triloba has unusual cup-shaped flowers, with 3 large calyx lobes surrounding 6 purple-brown petals (3 large and 3 small). These are followed by oval, edible fruit up to 12 cm long, yellow-green, ripening to yellow-brown. The fruit are only produced in long hot Summers. Hardy to -10C


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

The unusual purple flowers appear in Spring to early Summer, at the same time as the leaves emerge

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in a sunny position, in acid or neutral. humus-rich soil, that is moist but free-draining. This plant will only become a fruit-bearing tree in long, hot Summers - otherwise, growit as a multi-stemmed shrub.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Autumn TO Early Winter

Root cuttings should be taken when the plant is dormant, in late Autumn or early Winter. To take root cuttings, choose young healthy-looking roots about the thickness of a pencil, and cut them off, using a sharp knife, near the crown. (Do not remove more than one third of the root-system). Replant parent plant straight away. Cut off the thin end of the root, and cut the root into approx. 3" lengths making a straight cut at the top end, and a 45 deg. angled cut at the lower end. Insert the cuttings into a pot of cuttings compost, and top-dress with a layer of grit. Water gently, and place in a cold-frame or greenhouse until it forms roots.Plant the cut off root(s)

 
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