Paw Paw is a beautiful tree throughout the year, but is admired most in the spring, because of the unique dark purplish red flowers that are in bloom.
Paw Paw (Asimina triloba)
What is a dogs favorite tree?
- Paw Paw!
Did you know?
- Some parts of the plant were used by early settlers for treating fever, vomiting, pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat
- The fruit is used to make all kinds of treats—including, cake, ice cream, pudding, breads, and is even used in liquor
- Native Americans and early settlers used it to make rope and cordage and is still very useful for that purpose today
- Paw Paw fruit contains way more nutrients than a lot of other fruit that are commonly eaten (such as grapes, apples, and peaches)!
- Its closest relatives are tropical—while the paw paw is native to this area!
- Paw Paw
- American Pawpaw
- Raccoons, fox, opossums, and squirrels eat the fruit
- 15-20' tall, with a crown width of 15-20'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Simple
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single