Paw Paw Tree

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Planting Zones 5-8
November Through April
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Paw Paw Tree Description

Paw Paw Tree 

The Paw Paw Tree produces the largest fruit of any native to North American, making it a darling among property owners. Although this tree presents many of a purely tropical plant’s attributes, it thrives in temperate climate through the U.S. These type trees are high in vitamin and antioxidants when the fruits are eaten from this plant. We only sell the rich exotic native varieties of this tree and they produce heavy fruits. We do not deal in hybrids that are not hardy and are disease prone.

It showcases dark green leaves during the warm weather months contrasted by lush burgundy blooms between March and May. When the chill of fall arrives, the Tree’s leaves transition to a stunning bright yellow. The tree derives its name from the large, green edible fruits called “Paw Paws.” The fruits mirror the flavor of those found almost exclusively in tropical climates.

This tree owner typically allow the fruits to ripen on the branches and wait until they feel slightly soft before plucking them. The fruits do not generally have a long shelf life, making them a fresh harvest to table delight.

What You Need To Know About The Tree

This tree can be integrated into a landscape and matured to its full potential height of 20-25 feet or deployed as a type of shrub with select pruning. It enjoys a robust root system that calls for significant space to spread. As a modestly-sized ornamental, this tree can mature in 3-4 years when planted as a sapling. It requires only minimal attention, and deer tend to avoid eating its leaves and fruit. Landscapers and gardening enthusiasts should consider the following when planting a Paw Paw Tree.

  • Light: This tree requires full sun to grow at a high rate and produce fruit effectively. It can, in some cases, tolerate partial shade but will likely not bear fruit as well.
  • Soil: The  Tree enjoys broad flexibility in terms of soil composition. The pH can range from 5.5 to 7.0, and it prefers moist conditions with good drainage. Optimal conditions include rich loamy soils with plenty of organic matter, such as decomposing leaves and mulch. Avoid planting in primarily dry areas.
  • Hardiness: This fruit tree asset thrives in the humid climate found in the eastern regions of North America and generally resists cold temperatures down to 28 degrees. The tree grows well in zones 5-8. Other minimal conditions usually include 150 days without a frost, 30 inches of rainfall, or equivalent watering care.

Property owners would be well served to include more than one tree into their landscape. This species requires cross-pollination with others in its family. Best practices typically include planting these trees no further than 30 feet apart.

Paw Paw Tree For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping

Adding these trees to your property positively changes its complexion. This unique species offers a rare opportunity for people in North America to enjoy a tropical, fruit-bearing asset. If you would like to integrate a tree into your landscape, our TN nursery enjoys a complete inventory of these exotic trees.

The tree is a southern staple prized for its dark leaves, deep purple flowers, and tasty fruit. It is one of the giant edible fruit trees. It is a sturdy tree that grows wild and in gardens all over the southeast, the east, and far north as Canada. It often grow in large thickets close to riverbanks in the wild. These trees are beautiful. They produce dark, glossy leaves and bell-shaped, purple flowers. They grow in an unusual pear-shaped size that towers above any garden as a striking presence.

Paw Paw can grow to 20 feet, but most garden Paw Paws only reach 10 feet in height

Because of their high conical top, this tree makes an eye-catching display from any angle. They make an excellent addition to any landscaping plan. This trees distinctive shape and rich coloring make it a standout in your yard.

It grows best in zones 5 through 8. Many animals are attracted to the delicious, sweet fruit. If your tree starts to produce fruit, you'll have a lot of wildlife visitors. Don't forget to save some fruit for yourself! These trees are hardy. They resist disease and pests. That makes them a favorite among gardeners who don't want to use pesticides.

Paw Paw trees are available online at Tn Nursery


Reviews (10)

  • 4

    Posted by Elliot Marshal on Jan 23, 2022

    A good accent in my garden. A fruit bearing tree with few of my other shrubs around.

  • 4
    Paw paw

    Posted by Rendel on May 03, 2021

    Route was only 8 inches long I think that an a pop archery you need to have 12 to 15 inches to be a good rut but we will see if the girls thank you for the quick shipping

  • 5
    Paw Paw trees.

    Posted by david on May 09, 2022

    Delivered on time, ready to go.. Not my 1st order

  • 5
    PawPaw Trees purchased from TN

    Posted by James H. on Mar 25, 2022

    Bought 2 bareroot PawPaw trees from TN, trees were packaged well, healthy, and arrived quickly.

  • 5
    Paw Paw tree

    Posted by carolyn on Mar 11, 2022

    My tree came in a beautiful box with zero damage. The tree looks happy and healthy. As a professional gardnener, I am 100% satisfied. Thank you

  • 5
    Trees arrived in great shape.

    Posted by Tom on Jan 25, 2022

    Planted them as soon as they arrived.
    We will see this spring how they do.

  • 5

    Posted by Timothy Foster on Jan 11, 2022

    I am thrilled with my purchase! I desired some form of life in my backyard. The tree purchased are all healthy and strong!

  • 5
    Pawpaw trees

    Posted by John Smith on Jan 10, 2022

    This plant arrived on time and is very healthy.

  • 5
    Raving the Raven

    Posted by Jamie T Hawk on May 04, 2021

    Arrived quickly and in good condition. Now we anxiously wait to see how they grow! I haven't eaten a PawPaw in 64 years and have yet to find another person who has ever eaten one. Why isn't this native fruit utilized more often to feed our people around the world?


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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