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Flag Pawpaw, Bigflower Pawpaw, Scrub Pawpaw
|Size:||to 10 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms late winter-early spring|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Understory shrub.|
|Considerations:||Difficult to transplant because of long taproot.|
|Propagation:||Usually grown from nursery stock. Difficult to transplant, minimize root disturbance and keep moist until established. Can be grown from seed.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Small mammals and birds harvest the fruit.
Larval host for zebra swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) and pawpaw sphinx (Dolba hyloeus).
Pollinated by flies and beetles.
|Native Habitats:||Dry hammocks, dry hardwood forests, sandhill, clayhill, scrub|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures