Pawpaw is the largest native North American fruit, featuring tropical flavor and custardy texture. Its drooping golden leaves in fall, large fruit, and purple musky blooms in spring combine to make a striking and structural focal point. Pawpaw fruit is often compared to bananas, with hints of mango, vanilla, and citrus. It is the one and only host plant for the gorgeous Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly.
Asiminia triloba, Pawpaw
- Height: up to 30'. Purple blooms in spring. Sun to part shade. Deer resistant. Host plant.