Overlease Pawpaw Tree

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10003670

The Overleese Pawpaw (Asimina triloba 'Overleese') was selected by W. B Ward in 1950 from the wilds of Indiana, and it has been popular with home gardeners and commercial growers since. While this unusual fruit has been ignored for years, many today are learning the Pawpaw is a delicious fruit and provides a lot of nutrients for good health.

Producing sizable fruit with a tasty creamy banana flavor. If you've never bitten into a Pawpaw, then you’ll be delighted to find they have sweet, creamy custardy flesh.

Overleese's dark green foliage looks exotic and is beautiful in spring and summer and its golden-colored leaves of fall. This tree will fill your landscape with striking blooms and refreshing shade.

Planting and Application:

Wonderful shade trees, plus impressive golden fall color, these are perfect as front yard ornamental landscaping as they are for shading back patios and garden beds! Anchor foundation plantings or shade your driveway with the unique tropical-looking foliage of this tree!

Once those unique oval fruits begin developing, your tree will become the object of everyone’s attention on the block! Full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you’ll easily find a wide range of uses for this creamy, custardy, sweet fruit!

  • Pawpaw tree fruit are great in smoothies, jam, pies or cake, or delicious ice cream
  • Covered in dark burgundy, bell-shaped blossoms, popular with the local pollinators
  • Dark green foliage turns brilliant gold in autumn
  • Requires another Pawpaw pollinator species for fruit
  • Great throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 8

#ProPlantTips for Care:

As you decide where your Overleese Pawpaw will look best, keep in mind you can place it in full sun or full shade, but it will bear its best crops in full sun.

Also, look for well-drained soil that is slightly acidic and rich in the composted matter for its best performance. Wild Pawpaw trees are naturally disease and pest-resistant, and Overleese Paw Paw trees are an underused gem, both as a delicious fruit and as an ornamental landscaping tree!

  • Very cold hardy plus, naturally disease and pest resistant
  • Typically produce fruit between 4-5 years of age
  • Provide average fertility and water regularly throughout the growing season
  • No room for 2 trees for pollination? Try this High-Density planting trick.

Don't forget to order a second variety to help your Overleese Pawpaw with pollination. You’ll find all our great varieties and more at NatureHills.com today!

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.

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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

Overlease Pawpaw Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asimina triloba 'Overlease'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes