Asimina triloba, Pawpaw
The Missouri native tree the Pawapaw, Asimina triloba, is a dynamic tree that provides beauty and a food source to the garden. Showy burgundy flowers in spring appear the same time as the leaves begin emerge. Flowers give way to fruit in fall that have a flavor reminiscent of bananas. In fact Pawpaws are sometimes know as the Missouri Banana Tree. Large oval leaves turn bright yellow in the fall, adding a soft golden color to the landscape.
Pawpaws are the host plant to the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly, their caterpillars exclusively eat Pawpaw leaves.
A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators. See all the Pollinator Buffet plants here >>>
Missouri’s Official Fruit Tree
IMPORTANT ONLINE ORDERING INFORMATION
Due to the overwhelming demand, Online Ordering is now closed. Please visit the nursery for your plant purchases.
IMPORTANT PREORDER INFORMATION – PREORDER IS NOW CLOSED – PREORDER PICKUP UPDATE
Thank your for placing preorders. Preorder is now closed. Some ordered plants are available now, many will be available early to mid April. If you have preordered:
1. When all your plants become available we will call you to schedule a pickup date.
2. Pickup instructions: as soon as you arrive on your scheduled pickup date call 314-707-2492. We will bring it to your car, or you may come in the nursery for pickup.
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