Asimina triloba, or Paw Paw, is a large, 15-foot, native shrub producing a large yellow-green to brown fruit. The sweet, custardy fruits are the largest edible fruit indigenous to the US. Paw Paw grows in sun to part sun and moist, wet, well-drained soils. The native shrub attracts birds and butterflies with its maroon flowers and showy fruit. The plant is a larval host for the zebra swallowtail butterfly. Paw Paw is great for ponds, stream margins, or other moist habitats.

Light: Sun, Part Sun
Soil moisture: Moist, Wet
Height: 15′
Bloom time: Apr, May
Color: Maroon
Spacing: 6-8′

Asimina triloba, Paw Paw