Under 25 Feet
Paw Paw Tree (Asimina triloba)
Paw Paw Tree: Asimina triloba, or the paw paw tree, is an unfussy North American native species. It grows in various soil types and across most USDA growing zones. Unlike many fruiting trees, the tree performs well in shady or semi-shade locations.
Gardeners prize the tree for its good looks and the large, delicious fruit it bears. The tree displays large, emerald green leaves in the summertime, turning a bright yellow in the fall. The tree reaches approximately twenty feet high at maturity, making it a very manageable size for most.
The Striking Appearance of the Paw Paw Tree
The paw paw tree, although relatively small in stature, is big in style. It has a full, thick canopy and dark green, somewhat glossy leaves that sway gracefully from their stems.
This tree performs well in woodland or naturalized areas, as it will thrive in shaded or semi-shaded conditions. It will also tolerate several hours of sunshine daily–just keep an eye on the moisture.
This tree attracts birds, who find security in the dense leaves, butterflies, and other small mammals. A tree house offers an entire ecosystem that you'll enjoy watching.
Springtime brings on the six-petaled purple flowers. You can harvest paw paws sometime between the latest days of summer to early autumn.
Asimina triloba Creates an Interesting Fruit
Paw paw fruit is heavy and grows into an oval shape. Although the outside of the fruit resembles a tropical mango (and some folks mistakenly refer to it as such), they are entirely different species. The mango tree is tropical and grows only in sub-tropical and tropical climates. However, this tree grows in cool and moist USDA growing regions in the United States.
The green fruit ripens on the branches and is ready to harvest when they are slightly soft and emit a fruity aroma. Some compare the fruit's taste to a blend of banana and pineapple--it has a smooth, custard-like texture and does not stay fresh for long after picking.
Order Your Paw Paw Tree From TN Nursery
Trees seem to still be alive.i received them in a timely manner..
I ordered a 3-4’ Pawpaw and it came much faster than delivery estimate. It estimated about 2 1/2 weeks and it arrived in less than one. It was closer to 4 feet, which I was very pleased with, and the roots were very healthy looking (bare, but bagged with a light dry moss). All of the branches were fully intact and healthy. I had had two trees that I planted 2 years ago and one got trampled my a neighborhood dog, so I needed another if I hope to get fruit eventually. It will be dormant for another month or so, but I’m sure it will be great!
These arrived quickly & looked good, as expected. I ordered 2, but the order contained 3 trees - one was smaller than the other 2, & may have broken off when trees were getting prepped. We appreciated getting all 3, & my husband planted the small one too. Haven't seen any leaves budding yet, but they've only been planted for a few days. We're excited to watch them. My husband has always wanted Paw Paws because of his good memories of eating them from his Grandma's trees in Sneed illegal. I bought him these for Valentine's Day.
I will return again.
Very healthy trees, bare root, in soil. Still dormant and the delivery timing couldn't have been more perfect as the temperatures dropped again below freezing.
Only issue I have (Not with trees or Nursery) was that UPS banged the box and several branches were affected and snapped. Otherwise great product, as always!