Asimina reticulata

dog-banana, netted pawpaw


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2 to 4 ft    Width: 1 to 3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      green
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers


Considerations: Difficult to establish because of long tap root.
Propagation: Usually grown from nursery stock. Difficult to transplant, minimize root disturbance and keep moist until established. Can be grown from seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand


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Larval host for Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) and pawpaw sphinx (Dolba hyloeus). Small mammals and birds harvest the fruit.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, ruderal (pastures), scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Edible fruit.