Paw Paw – Asimina triloba
Features: This tree is on the rebound because of its popularity with native gardeners. Zebra Swallowtail butterflies are particularly drawn to its foliage and flowers. In order to grow the paw paw fruit, two trees are needed for cross pollination. Here is an interesting read about the Paw Paw fruit.
Light: full to partial sun
Soil: medium to wet
Height: 15-20 ft.
Width: 10-15 ft.
Blooms: early spring
Flower color: maroon
Fall color: yellow to orange leaves
Special note: butterfly host plant
Photos: Possibility Place (1,2), NPR.org (3)