Asimina reticulata

Dog-banana, Netted Pawpaw

Annonaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Green
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:
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
Moisture Tolerance:
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
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:Flatwoods, ruderal (pastures), scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Edible fruit.