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Growing Paw Paw Trees

The Pawpaw Tree, also known as Asimina triloba, is a native plant to North America. It is usually anywhere from 15 to 20 feet high and between 15 and 20 feet wide.

They are easy to care for. They only need a little water or fertilizer to grow. They can be planted in almost any type of soil and need only sunlight, water, and good drainage to thrive. They need full sun to thrive. They will grow in partial shade, but it is best to plant them where they will receive plenty of sunshine throughout the day. The trees do not back up every year like some other types of trees do. Instead, they grow at different rates depending on how much sunlight and water they receive.

Pawpaw Trees leaves are long, serrated, and dark green during spring and summer but turn yellow or red in fall before dropping off entirely by wintertime. The flowers on them are white or pinkish-white with five petals each, similar in appearance to lilac flowers but smaller than lilac blossoms. They are native to North America and grow naturally in the eastern United States from Canada to Georgia and west as far as Iowa, Missouri, and Texas. They also grow wild in Mexico and Central America.

What Environments Do Pawpaw Trees Grow In

They prefer rich loamy soil with good drainage but tolerate most conditions except standing water or drought. The ideal temperature range for the trees is between (18°C) and (29°C), although they will tolerate temperatures up to 100°F (38°C).

Pawpaw Trees are edible, but there is no evidence that they are toxic if eaten in moderation. However, large quantities of raw seeds can cause gastrointestinal upset and diarrhea when consumed by humans and animals.

Watering Pawpaw Trees

Sow the seedling at the same depth it was growing in its pot and water daily until it is established. You should see some growth within two to three weeks after planting your seedling in its new home. 

Pawpaw Tree - TN Nursery

Pawpaw Tree

The Pawpaw tree is a small deciduous tree with large, tropical-looking leaves and greenish-brown, banana-like fruits, known for its unique flavor and suitability to North American temperate regions. It is one of our hottest sellers because of its native fruiting abilities, distinctive appearance, contributions to biodiversity, potential for edible fruit, ability to create natural habitats, and role in promoting ecological balance, which make it a valuable addition to outdoor spaces. One of the key advantages of using it in landscaping is its distinctive appearance. Our pawpaw trees are already pollinated when shipped and we guarantee that they will bear fruit at maturity. Make Your Landscape Stand Out With the Pawpaw Tree Pawpaw trees are a popular choice, and property owners are looking for medium-sized plants with an unusual look. They have a slim, grayish-brown trunk topped by thick clusters of leaves. Its crown is usually higher than it is wide, and it can be slightly triangular in shape. They can reach up to 50 feet high. Their pleasantly compact shape makes them look excellent when planted as a focal point in a lawn. Landscapers also like to plant them in bunches or rows to create accent points near driveways, sidewalks, or other landscape features. The Pawpaw Tree Has Showstopping Leaves One of the most distinctive traits of this plant is its gorgeous leaves. Each branch is draped in large leaves that gracefully droop downwards. The leaves are a smooth oval shape with a slight flare towards the tip, and they are rich, emerald green for most of the year. In early fall, long before other plants start to change color, these leaves turn a rich golden-yellow color that adds plenty of appeal to your landscape. The Appealing Flowers of The Pawpaw Tree Starting in mid-spring, this plant begins to produce some very eye-catching blossoms. The flowers of this plant are a rich, purplish-red color. The deep burgundy flowers have a set of three small petals nestled inside of a set of three larger petals. The flowers often appear before the plant regains the leaves it lost in winter, so the effect of the deep purple blooms on bare branches is quite striking. Discover The Pawpaw Tree Fascinating Fruits During the summer and fall months, this plant begins to produce some very interesting fruit. These fruits start out around two inches wide and gradually grow to six inches. They're an elongated, oval shape with a green, matte peel. The fruits' colors can include subtle variations of yellow, brown, orange, and green, so they add a lot of stunning features to the plant. The contrast between the darker leaves and the paler clusters of fruit ensures that this plant looks especially interesting and exciting.

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