Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
6-8 ft. H X 2-6 ft. W
Purplish-brown; less than 1 inch across; broad bell shape with 6 petals; blooms as leaves appear or slightly before.
Bloom Time Notes:
Deciduous; alternate; light green; obovate to oblong; 4-7 inches long and 1.5-2.5 inches wide.
Nearly round; 1-2 inches long; green to yellow-green, turning black to dark brown; fleshy pulp.
Fruit is consumed by mammals.
Moist to dry sites; open to shady areas; coastal hammocks to upland forests; usually drier sites than Asimina triloba.
Sun or Shade:
Partial shade to sun; needs moist, well-drained soil; must have more than one plant for fruit to develop (cross-pollination). Edible fruit; larval food plant of zebra swallowtail butterfly.
Other Common Names: Smallflower Pawpaw, Small-Fruited Pawpaw, Small Custard-Apple, Custard-Banana