Asimina parviflora

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

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Smallflower Pawpaw


Plant Specifics

Size:to 15 ft tall by to 10 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Red,purple
Fruit Color:Green,brown,NA
Phenology:Deciduous. Blooms early spring. Fruits ripen in late spring-summer.


Recommended Uses:Small tree appropriate to moist areas.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, 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.