Audubon® Native Pawpaw

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10004482

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native Pawpaw Tree (Asimina triloba) is a hardy beneficial native tree that’s been a hidden gem and tropical-tasting fruit-bearing shade tree for ages!

Also known as the Paw Paw these are incredibly beneficial native trees that attract a vast array of bird species. The sheltering limbs, exotic-looking foliage and tropical flavored fruit all combine into the fantastic features of this easy-care shade tree! Add a touch of fall foliage, and you can enjoy a long-lasting shade tree!

Unfortunately, Paw Paw Trees aren’t self-fertile. Their dark purplish-red, unique blossoms do need hand pollination or another Paw Paw variety in order to set fruit. The blooms however do attract flocks of pollinators and hummingbirds!

Planting and Application:

The flavorful fruit has creamy, custardy flesh, has a few large seeds that are easily removed. For your backyard birds, these trees are a late-season bounty of food before the long winter!

Plant as an understory native tree where Paw Paws enjoy the protection of partial shade, or as a specimen tree in full sun, where you’ll enjoy more fruit from it and its pollinator tree.

  • Naturally Disease Resistant!
  • Hardy, Adaptable & Cold Tolerant
  • Mulch Well to Insulate & Keep Roots Hydrated
  • Requires Full Sun & Different Paw Paw Species for fruit
  • Prune in Late Winter or Very Early Spring

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Full sun for the most fruit, but tolerating partial sun and partial shade, Paw Paw trees prefer any type of well-drained soil with moderate fertility.

  • Thrives in Cold Weather & Disease Resistant
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Tolerates Black Walnut Juglone
  • Part Sun Favoring Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Prune When Dormant

Feed your birds and butterflies with this hard US native tree! The Audubon® Native Paw Paw Tree is a fantastic tree to add to your wildlife shelterbelt or boost biodiversity in your landscape! Order yours and its pollinizer tree at NatureHills.com today!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Pawpaw Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Asimina triloba
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil Adaptable to Most Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No