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American Snowbell (Styrax americanus)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Styrax americanus
  • PLANT TYPE: Tree
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: fragrant, host plant, and specimen tree. Plant Types: Tree.

American Snowbell (Styrax americanus) grows in sun to part shade; prefers moist, acidic soil. This is a great specimen tree for small areas.   Other Common Names: Storax, mock orange. Other Scientific Names:  Styrax americanus var. pulverulentus, Styrax...
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Dwarf pawpaw (Asimina parviflora)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asimina parviflora
  • PLANT TYPE: Shrub
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (a-SEE-mee-nuh par-VEE-flor-uh)
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: edible and host plant. Plant Types: Shrub.

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
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Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asimina triloba
  • PLANT TYPE: Tree
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: edible and host plant. Plant Types: Tree.

Easily grown in average, medium-wet to wet, well-drained soil; full sun to part shade, although if grown in full shade it will become leggy; in its natural habitat it often spreads by root suckers to form thickets; found throughout most of the eastern half of United States including parts of Texas but not in the upper New England states; should be planted in zones...
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