Pawpaw Tree – Asimina triloba

One of the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly’s native host plants, the fruiting pawpaw tree, is a delicious food source for humans. It is also a nectar source for many insects. Animals of many species feed on the fruit of this tree.

Pawpaw tree

Asimina triloba

Host plant – Zebra Swallowtail

Nectar source

Zones 6-8

Height 20′

Full sun

Bloom color – maroon

Edible fruit – used for cakes, cookies, quick breads, sorbet, ale, jams, puddings, and more.

Propagation: seed, herbaceous stem cuttings, tubers