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Paw Paw Tree

Paw Paw Tree

The Paw Paw Tree is an ornamental tree that produces sweet, banana-flavored fruit. It grows to 30', has fragrant purple blooms and large, drooping leaves. Fleshy, oblong-shaped fruit makes unique-flavored pastries and breads. Paw Paw Tree fruit grows 3-5'' long and weighs up to 8 oz. with 3-7 in a cluster. Sub-zero hardy and insect free. Plant two trees for pollination. We send healthy 1 1/2 - 3' trees.
  • Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Light Required Full Sun
  • Spread 30 - 40 feet
  • Deer Resistant
  • Height 15 - 20 feet

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Asimina triloba
  • Zones:

  • Colors :

    Light green fruit with cream colored flesh.
  • Light Required :

    Full Sun
  • Spread :

    30 - 40 feet
  • Offer Size :

    18"-36" Bareroot
  • Form :

    Tree, Shrub, Fruit Tree, Native Tree
  • Height :

    15 - 20 feet
  • Spacing :

    30 - 40 feet
  • Foliage :

    Large, green leaves.
  • Flower Form :

    Tulip-shaped; fragrant.
  • Blooms :

    Late Summer, All Summer, Fall
  • Fruit :

    Greenish-yellow, almost black when ripe.
  • Growth Rate :

  • Pollinator :

    Plant 2-3 plants to ensure pollination. Pawpaw trees are not self fertile. Pollen must be transferred to the female flowers of a different Pawpaw tree. The more trees that are planted in a grouping the better pollination, resulting in better fruit product
  • Pruning :

    You can prune them back to about a 3 feet high and they will then throw several new branches from below the cut. Each branch will bear fruit and, provided that you fertilize the tree well, the fruit will be of a good size. You can repeat the pruning on each of the branches once they again become too tall to harvest easily.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.


Fruit Trees

3A-4B 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
5A 3/14/22 - 6/24/22
5B-6B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
7A-7B 2/27/22 - 6/10/22
8A-10B 2/27/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date Zones 3A-6B: 6/20/22
 Zones 7A-10B: 6/6/22 

Customer Reviews

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Did not grow
May 23, 2022  |  
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I bought several trees from burgess & planted them all at the same time. All have leaves and are starting to grow, but not the paw paw. Was sent a sapling from a seed with no tap root. Disappointed to say the least!

no roots
May 12, 2022  |  
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I was so disappointed in this item. It arrived looking like a dry stick with no roots to be found. I planted it immediately, but no luck. It was dead. Burgess quickly replaced it but once again I received a dry stick with no roots. I contacted Burgess and they are replacing it one more time. Good customer service but this product really disappointed.

No sign of roots!
May 5, 2022  |  
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Was expecting bare root tree. Got what appeared to be a cutting. Planted mid April in the hopes roots will form. Should have kept box like the other review!

Cutting no root
Apr 16, 2022  |  
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I was excited to recieve my pawpaw but when i opened the bag it is not bare root like described. It was a cutting with no root. I immediately popped it in the ground and watered in hopes it will form roots but kept the box and return label in case it doesnt.

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