Sunflower Pawpaw Tree

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SKU
10003673

The Sunflower Pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba 'Sunflower') is a unique ornamental and fruiting native tree with loads of benefits to your health and your landscape!

Exotic green foliage and wonderfully shaped trees feature unusual spring blooms that are 6 petaled and burgundy red, fragrant and attract a host of pollinators! Unfortunately, these pollinators do not do the job for pollination, so plant another variety of Pawpaw or use a paintbrush for hand pollination.

Pawpaw tree fruit of this hidden gem is an oblong yellow and smooth-skinned, creamy treat thats as sweet as candy! Create wonderful jelly, baked goods, ice cream and of course, perfect to eat fresh out of the skin! The custard-like fruit has tropical notes of banana and mango.

Planting and Application:

These are fantastic ornamental trees for front and back yard landscaping! Provide shade over garden beds and seating areas, or anchor your front foundation plantings! Just be sure to still be able to reach your large harvest of healthy fruit.

Wildlife love Pawpaws, Sunflower is one of many hardy natives that thrive in a wide range of conditions throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 9.

  • Produces high-yields and a longer fruiting season than other Pawpaws
  • Native deciduous tree with pungent foliage
  • Unique fragrant burgundy blooms
  • Unusual oblong yellow fruit that’s creamy and sweet
  • Great golden sunflower yellow fall color!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Provide this tough native tree a full sun location, though young trees prefer partial shade, you’ll get a much larger crop in full sun once they do start producing fruit.

Plant in slightly acidic soil that is very well-drained, rich loam and moist, tolerating occasional wet soil but never long-term soggy conditions.

  • Prefer very highly enriched, organic matter and a thick layer of mulch over the roots
  • Like wild Pawpaw trees, Sunflower is naturally pest and disease resistant
  • These trees love humidity and sun
  • No room for 2 trees for pollination? Try this High-Density planting trick.
  • Paw Paws trees can take 4-5 years before their first crop, luckily NatureHills.com trees are already nearly 3 years old or more!

Head over to NatureHills.com to find the Sunflower Pawpaw and a pollinator species today! You’ll enjoy this unique native fruit tree for all your ornamental landscaping needs!

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

Sunflower Pawpaw Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asimina triloba 'Sunflower'
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