Asimina angustifolia

  • Family name: Annonaceae
  • Host plant for: Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
  • General description: Woody deciduous shrub with narrow elongated leaves and large purple-centered white flowers borne in leaf axils. Difficult to propagate. Will tolerate poor soils and dry conditions in sun to part shade garden locations. Other native species of pawpaw are commercially available at specialty and native nurseries.
  • Type: Perennial shrub
  • Flower: Large white flowers
  • Bloom time: Spring to summer; occasionally in fall
  • Soil type: Dry, well-drained sandy soil
  • Maximum height: 4 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Distinctive. Can be propagated from seed
  • Availability in nursery: Not commercially available. Difficult to propagate
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: sandhills, pine flatwoods, hardwood forests, ruderal
  • County: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Pasco, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
Full sunFull Sun
Drought tolerantDrought Tolerant

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