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Paw Paw Tree

  • Vibrant flowers with fruits that bear blend of tropical tastes
  • Can grow well in full sun or partial shade
  • More than 1 tree is needed to pollinate and produce fruit
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Product Overview

The Paw Paw is a great choice if you are looking to add a dash of the tropics to your yard or garden area. The leaves of the Paw Paw are large and drooping with a tropical look to them. In April and May the small tree produces beautiful large flowers before producing medium-sized, edible fruit. The fruit has an unusual taste, somewhat like a mix of banana, pineapple, and mango. The tree is smallish, growing to only about 15 ft. to 20 ft. high and 20 ft. wide. It has a rounded, upward growth habit that works well for group planting. The Paw Paw prefers full sun to partial shade and loose soil. It is hardy in Zones 5-9 and requires more than one tree in order to pollinate and produce fruit. The tree is shipped in a 4x4x10 in. pot with a minimum tree height of 12 in.
  • Produces medium-sized, edible fruit
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Requires more than 1 tree to pollinate and produce fruit
  • Mature size of 15 ft. to 20 ft. tall x 20 ft. wide

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Hardiness Zone5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)10 (30 to 40 F),11 (40 to 50 F),4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Sun ToleranceFull SunFull SunFull SunSun or Shade
Additional CharacteristicsPollinator RequiredPollinator RequiredPollinator RequiredAir Purifying,Cat Safe,Disease Resistant,Low Maintenance,Tropical
Evergreen or DeciduousDeciduousDeciduousDeciduousEvergreen
Mature Height (in.)240 in.240 in.240 in.120 in.
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
240 in.
Mature Width (in.)
240 in.

Details

Additional Characteristics
Pollinator Required
Average Shipping Height (in.)
12
Best Time to Plant
Fall to Spring
Blossom Color
Red
Botanical Name
Asimina triloba
Common Name
Paw Paw Tree
Evergreen or Deciduous
Deciduous
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Growth Habit
Upright
Hardiness Zone
5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Acidic
Organic
Non-Organic
Organic
No
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
180
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Wildlife Attracted
Pollinators
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

22Questions16Answers

Is this a seedling (grown from seed) or a clone of another plant? If I bought two, would they be ...

Asked by Rjalker January 31, 2021
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The grower has indicated that they are grown from seed. And yes, buy two. Plants don't have issues with being "clones of the same plant" or with being seeds from the same tree. They will be able to pollinate each other. They just are not self pollinating.

If I order two of these from seller will that be sufficient for pollination?

Asked by Jake January 25, 2021
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They should, but remember that these trees are not self pollinating, they do need the help of bugs like carrion flies and other beetles.

What is tree size when purchased?

Asked by KathieO December 4, 2020
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I ordered 4 1 gallon for my yard. Some were slightly bigger than the others but they were all small twigs like a thin little stick about 14 inches tall. A couple of them leafed out really big like smaller avocado plant leaves while the other two grew no longer than 3 inches the first summer.

Where do you obtain your pawpaw seeds from?

Asked by Andrew June 24, 2020
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Answer

Ripe, paw paw fruit. The seeds must then be immediately propagated as viability diminishes quickly once they dehydrate.

What kind of variety is this pawpaw tree? Is it Virginia?

Asked by Jack October 29, 2019
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I bought these, too. It took me a while, but I found the fact sheet next to the product info. These paw paw aren't specific cultivars. Seems to be the regular American Paw Paw. Here's the link from Wikipedia on it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimina_triloba

I live in Central PA. Can I order them now, mid October and plant them now or best to wait till ...

Asked by Nancy October 9, 2019
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Answer

Best to start in spring with all fruit trees.

Will they survive in the Phoenix summer heat? I read somewhere that they do better in the full su...

Asked by LA September 14, 2019
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they use to be found in deep forest. Under all the trees. So they need half day sun, half day shade. and more moisture without being soggy. wet forest floor lots of nutrients to bear fruit. This tree uses flies and beetles to pollinate as well. Not bees and butterflies.

How closely should they be planted to one another?

Asked by LA September 14, 2019
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From what I've read, 5 to 6 feet apart in a yard, 10 feet in an orchard

How are the pawpaws shipped? What packing method is used?

Asked by CoryJo March 19, 2019
1
Answer

They were shipped in approximately 8" pots, well supported and very nicely wrapped and boxed. The box was well marked with "Live Plants" and indicators of which end up.

Are these grafted or natural root?

Asked by Nicci March 13, 2019
1
Answer

No, this pawpaw tree is not grafted.

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Customer Reviews

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Very poor value
Extremely small and unhealthy looking. I've bought a lot of plants online from nurseries and these are the worst do far.
by TkMadone
2 people found this helpful
Tree arrived promptly, safely boxed to avoid damage. The trunk...
Tree arrived promptly, safely boxed to avoid damage. The trunk is 24-30 inches tall, and fully leafed! I planted it according to directions, away from my eating/sitting area because I understand the flowers smell for a few weeks in the spring. I know this tree attracts zebra swallowtail butterflies, and I look forward to that. If I get fruit, that’s a bonus. (I actually bought two.) Very pleased with my purchase.
by AliceInSC
4 people found this helpful
Plant arrived in excellent condition and fast too. Trees...
Plant arrived in excellent condition and fast too. Trees are doing great
by Momma2sons
The saplings arrived in great condition. They were well...
The saplings arrived in great condition. They were well packaged and came with planting instructions and a description of what they would look like if still dormant and how long they take to lead out. My 2 have been planted as directed for a few weeks now and are doing very well!
by MnMJenn
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by MICHAEL
I planted three of them in the early spring. They are still alive, even after some Northern Michi...
I planted three of them in the early spring. They are still alive, even after some Northern Michigan spring frosts. I would probably recommend that anyone else try to get some named varieties, rather than seedlings (with seedlings, you don't know how the plants will eventually turn out). I took the risk, because everyone else was sold out of paw paw trees. The trees that arrived were also quite tiny. Paw paws are slow growing. I might recommend that other people try to get trees that are a bit older and further along. But, so far, so good.
by Willard
The plant looked like it was barely alive. I hope...
The plant looked like it was barely alive. I hope it takes root and survives
by MARVIN
They were small. They arrived quickly and were alive. They...
They were small. They arrived quickly and were alive. They are thriving. Hard to get these so I'm happy.
by CAROL
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