Asimina parviflora

Smallflower Pawpaw

Annonaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Red,purple
Fruit Color:Green,brown,NA
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Small tree appropriate to moist areas.
Considerations:Difficult to establish because of long taproot.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
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:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Small mammals and birds harvest the fruit.

Insects:
 

Larval host for zebra swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) and pawpaw sphinx (Dolba hyloeus). Pollinated by flies and beetles.

Native Habitats:Open dry sites. Dunes, scrub, dry disturbed flatwoods. Ruderal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Edible fruit.