Asimina parviflora (Michx.) Dunal
Smallflower pawpaw, Small-flower pawpaw, Dwarf pawpaw
Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)
Small-flower or dwarf pawpaw is a 6-8 ft. shrub. Its young shoots and leaves are covered with a rusty down, later becoming smooth. Thick, dark green leaves are heavily scented. Brownish-purple, six-petaled flowers are borne singly in leaf axils before leaf emergence. Cylindric, dark green or brown fruit.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr
AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA Native Distribution:
Coastal plain pine forests from s.e. VA to FL & e. TX Native Habitat:
Dry, piney or oak woods; thickets USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Fertile, loose, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Good understory plant.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Last Update: 2009-02-18