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Dog-banana, Netted Pawpaw
|Size:||2 to 4 ft tall by 1 to 3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Considerations:||Difficult to establish because of long tap root.|
|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, Specialty providers|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short 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:||Flatwoods, ruderal (pastures), scrub.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures